Financial Technology (FinTech), M.Sc. | University of Bradford | Bradford, United Kingdom
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Financial Technology (FinTech)

12 months
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20468 GBP/year
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About

The Financial Technology (FinTech) programme from the University of Bradford will give you the option of a year-long industry placement / internship, providing invaluable real-world experience and helping you to build industry contacts.

Overview

Financial Technology (FinTech) is one of the major revolutions in financial markets, with technology enhancing or replacing traditional financial methods in the delivery of financial activities.

Investment in the FinTech sector is rapidly increasing, and the FinTech industry, especially start-ups, faces technological, legal and regulatory challenges and unexpected events. Therefore, FinTech professionals are required to have analytical and critical thinking skills which help them find creative solutions to such problems.

This new Financial Technology (FinTech) programme from the University of Bradford will equip you with the tech skills, finance skills, and soft skills you'll need to build a career in the rapidly expanding financial technology field. As a graduate you will have the knowledge and understanding required to respond to the evolving requirements of employers within the wide range of industries related to financial technology.

Career prospects

In recent years investment in the FinTech sector has remarkably increased. According to KPMG (2019), global investment in FinTech companies hit $111.8 billion with 2,196 deals in 2018, which is almost double than 2017 in terms of volume of transaction. Also, the UK’s investment increased to $20.7B, up from $5.6B in 2017, accounted for the majority of FinTech funding for Europe.

FinTech has dramatically changed the financial service landscape. Financial institutions including banks are now offering an array of digital self-services, such as online banking and trading apps as well as digital tools for financial planning via social media and smartphones. Therefore, it is crucial for company’s personnel to stay up-to-date and relevant with cutting-edge technologies.

As FinTech gains momentum year-on-year, there is a huge demand for professionals with specific FinTech skills. These skills can be classified into three categories of tech skills, soft skills and finance skills.

Tech skills include ability in programming, solid understanding of databases, and working with big data etc. According to the World Economic Forum, data analysts and scientists, and artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning specialists, are the major emerging specialisms required by business in all sectors. Other key technological abilities needed in the FinTech sector in the short and long term include:

  • Machine learning and cognitive computing
  • Digital currencies and blockchain
  • Big data analytics, optimisation and fusion
  • Distribution systems, mobile payments and peer-to-peer applications

Finance skills required in the FinTech sector include understanding of financial markets, financial institutions, financial instruments, risk management, asset pricing and valuation.

However, a FinTech professional cannot succeed on the back of their technical or financial skills alone. You will also need to build a robust portfolio of soft skills to achieve long-term success in this industry, such as:

  • People skills: emotional intelligence, communication & empathy
  • Creativity & problem-solving Skills:
  • Adaptability & flexibility

This programme has been designed to give you these skills. You will graduate as a well-rounded, critically-aware professional, able to pursue a career in this fast-growing and diverse sector. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Technology & Blockchain
  • Business Data Analytics
  • Quantitative Methods in Finance
  • Financial Innovation & Value Creation
  • Advanced Machine Learning & AI using R or Python
  • Fintech Operational Risk, Technology Risk & Compliance

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in any subject. Work experience is not required.
  • Applicants with non-degree qualifications will be considered where they have relevant work experience (minimum 3 years full-time), and will be assessed on an interview basis.
  • IELTS: 6.0 overall, with no sub-test less than 5.5.
  • If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details. For further information on English Language requirements please see the dedicated international entry requirements page.

Tuition Fee

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    20468 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 20468 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12198 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12198 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bradford

713 - 1353 GBP /month
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Scholarships Information

Below you will find Master's scholarship opportunities for Financial Technology (FinTech).

Available Scholarships

You are eligible to apply for these scholarships but a selection process will still be applied by the provider.

Provided by university
Grant
5000 GBP
Deadline
Anytime
MERO Scholarship (for Middle East, North Africa, South Asia & South East Asia)
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Bradford
Bradford, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
4000 GBP
Deadline
25 Sep 2024
Vice-Chancellor's Award for students from Pakistan
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Bradford
Bradford, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
3500 GBP
Deadline
25 Sep 2024
Vice-Chancellor's Award for Ghanaian students
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Bradford
Bradford, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
Aziz Foundation Scholarship
Merit-based

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University of Bradford
Bradford, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
7000 GBP
Deadline
Anytime
EU Student Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Bradford
Bradford, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
5000 GBP
Deadline
25 Sep 2024
Sub-Saharan Africa Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Bradford
Bradford, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
3500 GBP
Deadline
25 Sep 2024
Vice-Chancellor's Award for Indian students
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Bradford
Bradford, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
2000 GBP
Deadline
25 Sep 2024
Country Specific Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Bradford
Bradford, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
30000 GBP
Deadline
01 May 2024
Bestway Foundation Scholarships for Students from Pakistan
Merit-based

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University of Bradford
Bradford, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Anytime
Alumni Discount Scheme
Merit-based

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University of Bradford
Bradford, United Kingdom
Independent provider
Grant
50000 INR
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
UniCreds Fly High Scholarship
Merit-based

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Unicreds
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Mar 2024
Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme
Merit-based

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Aga Khan Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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The Association of Commonwealth Universities
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
Merit-based

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Education Future
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 GBP
Deadline
31 May 2024
Global Wales Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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British Council - Accreditation UK
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 GBP
Deadline
10 Jun 2024
GREAT Scholarship
Merit-based

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British Council - Accreditation UK
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 GBP
Deadline
31 May 2024
GREAT Scholarships at University of Derby
Merit-based Need-based

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British Council - Accreditation UK
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 EUR
Deadline
14 May 2024
Study a Masters in Europe Scholarships
Merit-based

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educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1652 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship – University Bids
Merit-based Need-based

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UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
24 May 2024
Joint Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program
Need-based

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Japan Gov’t/World Bank
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships for Developing Commonwealth Countries
Merit-based Need-based

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DFID/UK Universities
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
01 Oct 2024
Marshall Scholarship
Merit-based

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The Government of the United Kingdom
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
8000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships for International Students
Merit-based

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Get-Scholarship
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
01 May 2024
Wear & I Fashion Pioneer Scholarship
Merit-based

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WEAR & I
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Chevening Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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The Association of Commonwealth Universities
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 GBP
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Rapid Formations Entrepreneur Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Rapid Formations
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1600 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Mozida African Master Scholarship
Merit-based

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Mozida Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
Moving Mates Scholarship
Need-based

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Moving Mates
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
26 Jun 2024
Ramage Law Group Adopted Child Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramage Law Group
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
Global Innovation Challenge
Merit-based Need-based

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Social Shifters
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
8000 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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European Commission
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
The Bill Walsh Scholarship
Merit-based

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ACES: The Society for Editing
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
The MyUS Community Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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MyUS
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
Dermadry Hyperhidrosis Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Dermadry
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
Merit-based

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iVisa
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
The Annual IELTS from 6 to 9 Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IELTS from 6 to 9
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
$1,000 All Star Verified Scholarship
Merit-based

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Verified Scholarships
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
29 Feb 2024
Voice Talent Online Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Voice Talent Online
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Florida Rentals Annual Dream Vacation Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Florida Rentals
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
CryptoRunner Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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CryptoRunner
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Anonymous Hope Fund
Merit-based Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
The Annual IELTSing Scholarship
Merit-based

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IELTSing
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
965 USD
Deadline
Anytime
Dr. Martin Blank – SYB Scholarship
Merit-based

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Shield Your Body
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Biotin Xtreme Hair Care Annual Scholarship 2023: Empowering The Future Of Hair Care
General Scholarships

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Biotin Xtreme Hair Care
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