Innovation in FinTech - Research

LYIT Internal Code:
LY_BINFT_M (Masters)
LY_BIFTR_M (Research)

Is this course for me?
This new programme was developed in partnership with key industry partners in International Financial Services. The focus is on developing a skillset that supports T–shaped experts, by producing a transversal set of knowledge and competences, coupled with enhanced tacit knowledge. This focus is on understanding key trends, impacts and the future of the hyper competitive FinTech arena.

This work based learning programme is different to traditional higher education models. The aim is to develop highly specialised working knowledge, which is contextualised and specific to an industry sector. This is all about learning in context, learning integrated with your work demands and organisational objectives. This requires a critical reflection of global best practice in context, peer/participant inputs and external expert speakers.

This programme brings together theory and practice and draws on the employees own background and experience, using live project briefs, expert lecturers from industry, ongoing engagement with partner enterprises and applied learning across all subject areas.

Subjects taught

Master of Science in Innovation in Fintech Research

What will I study?

Fintech (Financial Services & Emerging Technologies) (M) 10
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Fintech Sector E1 10
Design Thinking E1 10

Semester 2
Financial Services Regulation (E2) 10
Culture, Communication and Influencing in the Fintech sector E2 10

Semester 3
Dissertation/ Major Project (M) 60

(M) = Mandatory, (E) = Elective

Learners must do the Mandatory module Fintech (Financial Services & Emerging Technologies) plus one elective module from E1 and one elective module from E2 then the 60 credit Dissertation in one of the specialised areas.

Special Regulations:
Students must complete 30 credits worth of taught modules. The Dissertation topic must be consistent with the overall Programme Learning Outcomes.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

Minimum entry requirements: Applicant must be currently employed in the FinTech sector and hold a Level 8 degree in a FinTech related area, or an equivalent qualification. We recognize that life and work experience counts, applicants may also be eligible to apply on the grounds of Recognition of Prior Learning (PRL) if they have attained appropriate experience and attainment thresholds deemed equivalent to a Level 8 award.


2 Years Part Time

Post Course Info

Follow-on Courses
Follow up programmes elsewhere include:

Level 10 studies (Doctoral) at other Institutions and universities at home and abroad

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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