Strathclyde Business School

University of Strathclyde

Financial Technology

Financial Technology (FinTech) is concerned with the use of technology to make financial transactions more efficient. Graduates in this field will have a good understanding of finance, accounting, business information systems and analytic methods.

Our MSc FinTech is jointly provided by the departments of Accounting & Finance and Management Science where relevant expertise resides across all core competencies both in teaching and research. This is a transitional masters degree and we accept students from a variety of background who want a career is this area.

You'll gain a comprehensive skill set using a blended learning approach that combines theory, intensive practice and industrial engagement.

Entry requirements

  • an Honours degree, or equivalent, in accounting, economics, business studies or a subject area with a strong quantitative bias. The programme requires no prior knowledge of finance
  • for students whose first language is not English, get more information about the English language requirements for studying at Strathclyde
  • you must also be able to attend the introductory sessions in mid September 2017

Course modules

Semester 1

  • Regulations & Technology
  • Principles of Finance
  • Quantitative Business Analysis
  • Big Data Fundamentals

Semester 2

    Business Analytics
  • Business Information Systems
  • Security Analysis
  • Risk Management for Banks

Semester 1 & 2

  • Becoming an Effective Technology Analyst

Elective classes

Choose one Accounting & Finance class from:

  • Portfolio Theory & Management
  • Derivatives
  • Financial Management for Banks

Choose one Management Science class from:

  • Stochastic Modelling for Analytics
  • Business Simulation Modelling
  • Risk Analysis & Management

Choose one Computer Science class from:

  • Big Data Tools & Techniques
  • Fundamentals of Machine Learning for Data Analytics

Assessment methods

Assessment will vary across the classes but will include exams, written assignments as well as practical team and individual projects.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 £ 13,000 per (Home) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 £ 21,150 per (International) 12 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde Glasgow G1 1XQ Scotland

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