MSc Financial Technology (Fintech) is offered by University of Stirling, UK and provides the latest developments in computing technology, financial theory, ethical and regulatory constraints, and business skills. FinTech is defined to include big data and analytics, mobile computing and modern financial services.
The course covers:
- Manipulating data and scripting in Python
- An introduction to blockchain
- Cybersecurity and data protection
- Bank Theory, operations and strategy
- An introduction to corporate finance
- Data analytics and machine learning
- Fintech app development
- Investment regulation and ethics
- Heuristics and bias in behavioural finance
- Innovation management and disruptive technology
- Business startup planning
- Professionalism, regulation and ethics in banking
The aim of the course is provide students with cutting-edge knowledge and skills required to work in the new and emerging fintech sector.
This course is accessible to students with both a computing/engineering and financial/economics background. A minimum of a second class Honours degree or equivalent, in either a numerate subject such as maths, computing and engineering, or a business and finance subject is required.Some experience of computer programming is also required. It may take several forms such as Python, Java, C, C++. For prospective students without formal qualifications but have relevant work or life experience, their application can be considered on a case-by-case basis.