Technological innovation applied to financial services has created a wave of disruptive activity that will change the shape of the global financial sector over the next decade.
This has created demand from graduates and employees for programmes specifically tailored to the skills required for a changing financial services industry.
This is an interdisciplinary programme that focuses on finance, data analytics and computing. It is designed to appeal to graduates seeking to gain exposure to Fintech – the technology enabled business model innovation in the financial sector.
Aims and Objectives
This is an innovative programme with an integrated delivery from end-toend covering a wide range of financial technology topics, whilst providing a focus on application and the regulation required in this area. The programme focuses on practical skills in core areas such as financial analytics, advanced databases, disruptive technologies, web technologies and security while also offering applied skills in contemporary topics such as data analytics, and financial applications. Its aim is to create a critical understanding of core financial technologies and financial systems while also enhancing the practical technical skills of the learners.
The specific programme aims are as follows:
- To enable learners to develop indepth knowledge and analytical skills in current and developing financial technologies
- To provide learners with a deep and systematic knowledge of the management of Financial Technology in organisational and regulatory contexts
- To facilitate the development by the learner of applied skills that are directly complementary and relevant to the workplace
- To identify and develop autonomous learning skills for the learner
- To develop in the learner a deep and systematic understanding of current issues of research and analysis
- To enable the learner to identify, develop and apply detailed analytical, creative, problem solving and research skills
- Provide the learner with a comprehensive platform for career development, innovation and further study.
The programme is structured in two sequential stages. Stage 1 is a taught component, contributing 60 credits. Stage 2 is a supervised dissertation, contributing 30 credits. The dissertation provides students with the opportunity to critically review the literature in any part of the taught syllabus.
For full-time students, the taught component consists of eight modules. Successful completion of the taught component stage allows you to move to the dissertation stage.
For part-time students, delivery of the programme is structured over three taught semesters. During each semester, students are typically required to attend lectures on two evenings per week and occasional weekend workshops.
The course has six key components:
1. Class room lectures
2. Case Based learning
3. Practical Skills Sessions
6. Individual and Group work
Suited to: Level 8 Honours (2.2 or above) degree, graduates of a cognate discipline, or non-cognate with 2-3 years relevant industry experience.