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MSc Financial Technology (Fintech) - 2023 entry

Please note: The below is for 2023 entries. Click here for 2022 entries.
UCAS code 1234
Duration 1 year full time
Entry year 2023
Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Economics
Contact

Web: Enquire online
Phone (UK):
0300 555 6060
Phone (International):
+44 (0)1392 723044

Programme Director: Dr Jack Rogers

Typical offer

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A 2:2 or equivalent from a recognised university, including at least one mathematical / quantitative module at 2:1 or equivalent.

Contextual offers

Overview

  • Gain an education in finance and economics so you can use technology to design and manage financial products and services
  • Get ahead of the competition through an enhanced understanding of advancing technologies and business innovations, and explore the latest thinking with our FinTech Society
  • Learn from The University of Exeter Business School’s existing expertise in Bitcoin and Blockchain, alongside the University’s wider expertise in economics, finance, data science, cyber security and law
  • Develop practical skills like coding during our unique ‘Hackathon’ module and a variety of other innovative teaching methods
  • Take part in group work throughout our modules to develop practical team working and employment ready skills.
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Contact

Programme Director: Dr Jack Rogers

Web: Enquire online

Phone: +44 (0)1392 72 72 72

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Opportunity to learn from experts in our FEELE Lab

A well-established laboratory for research in experimental economics

Entry requirements

A 2:2 or equivalent from a recognised university, including at least one mathematical / quantitative module at 2:1 or equivalent.

We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications.

Entry requirements for international students

English language requirements

International students need to show they have the required level of English language to study this course. The required test scores for this course fall under Profile B. Please visit our English language requirements page to view the required test scores and equivalencies from your country.

Course content

This programme is available for study 12 months full-time over three terms and is University-based throughout this time.

The taught components of the programme are delivered in the first two terms, leaving the third term to complete the practical Hackathon module. The programme in its entirety runs from September to September.

  • During the programme you will study modules (including the dissertation) totalling 180 credits.
  • Please note that programme structures may be subject to change.
  • Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the Business School postgraduate module list.

Fees

2023/24 entry

UK fees per year:

£13,000 full-time

International fees per year:

£23,200 full-time

£1 million in Business School scholarships available

We want to ensure that postgraduate study remains accessible to the brightest minds of the future. We therefore have a range of full and part-fee scholarships for postgraduate students looking to study at the Business School in 2023. Please see ourscholarships page for more information.

Scholarships

We invest heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students and have over £2.5 million in scholarships available, including our Global Excellence Scholarships* for international fee paying students.

For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at the University of Exeter, please visit our dedicated funding page.

*Selected programmes only. Please see the Terms and Conditions for each scheme for further details.

Teaching and research

Our postgraduate taught programmes utilise a range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials.

Lectures

The aim of lectures is to give you information on ideas that are central to the module and to help you in developing your understanding of complex ideas. Many of the teaching materials for lectures are made available to you electronically to accompany the notes you take during the lecture. Lectures are given by a range of staff members, including leading professors, who integrate their latest research findings into the teaching that you receive. Guest lecturers, including members of industry, also contribute to some modules.

Seminars and tutorials

Seminars and tutorials involve an in-depth exploration of the issues covered in lectures as well as giving you the opportunity to discuss various concepts and theories and receive feedback on your written assignments. As a postgraduate students in the Department of Economics you will be able to participate in the established Economics Seminar Series.

Assessment

Modules are assessed through a mixture of group work, coursework, project work and examinations; the weighting of each of these components will vary according to the academic requirements of the module. Examinations are normally held at the end of the module, in January and May/June.

Guest talks with industry experts

You’ll have the opportunity to grow your industry network by attending a number of guest talks from prominent figures in FinTech, especially in the Bitcoin/Blockchain space.

Research-led teaching

Our research is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

Our programmes are designed to be flexible, whilst also giving you the opportunity to specialise if you wish. You will explore not only traditional economic models, but the latest application of economy theory including behavioural and experimental economics, giving you world-relevant knowledge.

We draw upon the internationally rated research undertaken within the department, and the experience of our academics in developing economic policy at organisations such as the Bank of England, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the United Nations.

Economics research

We are a research-intensive faculty and our world-leading research is actively shaping the world around us, and we combine this with innovative teaching techniques, unique to our Business School. You can also participate in experiments contributing to this cutting-edge research through our state-of-the-art research laboratory FEELE (Finance and Economics Experimental Laboratory at Exeter).

Taught by leading experts

You will be taught by internationally respected academics who are at the forefront of their research. We draw upon disciplines across the social sciences and give emphasis to the dynamic nature of enterprise, global connectivity and the management and leadership of the global challenges that lie ahead.

The Business School is home to the following research centres:

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Careers

Preparing you for success

This Masters degree is designed to prepare you for a successful career, wherever in the world you plan to work. We’ll prepare you for your career by teaching you advanced communication and technical skills, team-working and independent research, project-management and the very latest specialist knowledge.

Develop employer-valued skills

This programme is ideal for students from a variety of backgrounds with mathematical / statistical experience, who are looking to launch a career in this exciting industry.

As well as the academic knowledge you'll gain, you will develop practical skills required including coding though our unique ‘Hackathon’ module and a variety of innovative teaching methods.

Career paths

Graduates can look forward to working in a diverse range of roles within:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Technology
  • Regulation Technology (RegTech)
  • Strategic and security planning
  • New ventures

Developing your skills and career prospects

The University of Exeter Business School provides a range of support to help you develop the skills employers require. Visit our postgraduate Business School careers service web page for more information.

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Enhance your degree with Study Abroad opportunities

QTEM Programme*

After your first year of studies at Exeter, you can progress onto the QTEM Programme. QTEM aims to prepare students with excellent quantitative and analytical skills to support their future careers as decision makers leading the global business environment.

If you are accepted onto the QTEM Programme, you will spend an additional semester studying at one of the prestigious academic partners. This will be followed by a quantitatively focussed internship and participation in the QTEM Data Challenge which includes online data science and leadership courses as well real data analysis.

Students will be selected and nominated to QTEM by the University of Exeter Business School following a competitive internal application process. Places are limited so we recommend you register your interest before applying for your Masters.

*Open to high achieving students enrolled in the following University of Exeter Business School programmes: MSc Financial Analysis and Fund Management, MSc Finance and Investment, MSc Economics, MSc Financial Economics, and MSc Business Analytics

Double Degree

Spend your first year at Exeter and a second year at another world class international institution, resulting in two Masters degrees and the opportunity to expand your knowledge even further. We offer two fantastic Double Degree options with:

  • Grenoble Ecole de Management in France
  • Fudan University School of Economics in China**

**The opportunity to study with Fudan is specific to MSc Economics, MSc Financial Economics and MSc Money, Banking and Finance.

For more information on QTEM and Double Degrees and other postgraduate study abroad opportunities, visit the Business School’s Study Abroad webpages.

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