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FinTech and Policy MSc

University of Surrey
Program overview
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Webinars
2/17/2021
Webinars
4/28/2021
Webinars
6/16/2021
English
Start dates
Guildford
February 2021

Guildford
October 2021

Program description

FinTech and Policy MSc

The new FinTech sector is transforming the global financial services industry, which has increasing demand for advanced data analytics skills and knowledge.

Our MSc FinTech and Policy course will provide you with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to work as a professional within the financial services industry and regulatory organisations. Through a carefully selected mix of modules, you’ll obtain a solid understanding of financial regulation, technology, and law, while you learn how to navigate an increasingly complex, dynamic and global financial environment.

You’ll be taught by expert research-active academics in business and law, as well as numerous industry professionals, who will guide you through a forward-thinking and refreshing combination of academic theory and industry experience.

What you will study

In an intensely competitive employment market, employers are increasingly looking for graduates with transferrable knowledge and skills that cut across the areas of finance, law and technology.

Our FinTech and Policy MSc will enable you to understand the rapidly changing financial market conditions, investment technologies and regulatory climates that drive business decisions around the world.

Our course will equip you with the skills and training to give you a competitive edge in today’s job market, especially for those seeking to combine business training with exploration of the law and ethics, in responding to and shaping technological innovation.

With modules ranging from finance, analytics and management to financial regulation, Python coding and the ethics of AI, there are a wide range array of options for you to gain deep insight about this increasingly important area of contemporary business practice.

Admission requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in any recognised subject is required, although students with degrees with any of the following subjects would be especially well equipped for our MSc program: Accountancy, Banking, Business Administration, Law, Politics, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Management, Mathematics or Science or a recognised equivalent international qualification.

English language requirements

IELTS Academic:6.5 overall with 6.0 in each element.

If you do not currently meet the level required for your program, we offer intensivepre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Firms are applying advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to support financial analysts, regulators, lawyers and businesses in innovative ways. London is regarded as the world’s leading FinTech hub. The UK is also regarded a leader in LawTech and in a 2019 study was found to be home to 44 per cent of LawTech start-ups in Europe.

This MSc in FinTech and Policy is responsive to these developments and will provide a launching pad for students to pursue careers either as bankers, financial specialists, start-up entrepreneurs, regulators or in other areas of legal services.

The MSc in FinTech and Policy will provide training that is current with the increasing importance of digital technology in the practice of finance, law and regulations. The course also provides a high degree of flexibility, enabling you to choose multiple elective modules each semester from a long list of options, so you can decide on your area of specialism.

As a prospective student for the MSc in FinTech and Policy, you do not need an extensive programming or quantitative background. The program should appeal to those with an interest in business, regulation and digital technology. You’ll also have access to industry contacts throughout numerous modules thanks to the University’s proximity to London, where a critical mass of FinTech companies, regulators and traditional banks are headquartered.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

February 2021

Full-time

  • UK/EU students: £12,700
  • Overseas students: £19,600

Career opportunities

Our MSc in FinTech and Policy will give you the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to understand the ever-changing FinTech landscape.

With an MSc in FinTech and Policy it is likely you will pursue a career in roles like the following :

  • App Developer
  • Compliance Officer
  • Data Specialist
  • Financial Analyst,
  • Blockchain Developer, and many more.

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About this institute

University of Surrey

University of Surrey

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University of Surrey

388 Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford, Surrey
UK

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www.surrey.ac.uk


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