M.Sc. On Campus

Financial Technology

University of Birmingham

12 months
30001 GBP/year
19170 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Financial Technology from University of Birmingham has been designed to help you future-proof your career and help you play a key role in the future of FinTech.


Who is this course for?

The Financial Technology from University of Birmingham has been created for talented graduates and professionals with experience in financial services, treasury management, science and technology. The course will be especially relevant to:

top-performing graduates in finance, economics, science and engineering

those currently employed in finance and FinTech who wish to develop their expertise

those with a related academic background who wish to develop their skills in this sector

Why study this course at Birmingham?

Birmingham is the second-largest city in the UK for finance companies. The Midlands has been identified as a major growth hub for FinTech and is already thriving, with over 100 firms currently operating in the sector. London, the global financial capital, is less than 2 hours away. Our strong relationships with key employers in the financial sector give you the chance to meet and network with leading global organisations. We are ranked number one for being targeted by the top UK employers (High Fliers Research 2021).

You will be part of a small cohort on this competitive specialist programme, allowing you to develop a closer relationship with experts, staff and fellow students

You can work on real time industry projects which combine theory with intensive practice and industrial engagement. Example projects include: setting up of crowd funding platforms, application of blockchain services in reducing currency frauds, developing algorithmic-trading applications and development of financial services applications 

Our Sustainable Finance and Innovation Centre provides opportunities for you to undertake client-based projects with firms, working with our research experts to gain hands-on experience with the latest financial tools and application-development softwares

You have the opportunity to take part in the award-winning Future Leaders Certificate. You can work on an exciting virtual live project set by a multi-national company, giving you a clear understanding of the impact technology is having on the business world and the implications for your own career

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Big Data Management in Finance
  • Block Chain Technologies, Financial Applications and Cyber Security
  • Corporate Finance
  • Portfolio Theory and Investment Analysis
  • Programming for Data Science
  • Individual Project
  • Private Equity and Venture Finance
  • Risk Management in Financial Markets

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good Honours degree (2:1 or higher) or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent in a highly quantitative subject (such as Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Economics, Finance or Science).
  • You must have obtained good grades in mathematical, quantitative or statistics related modules at undergraduate level, or GCE A-Level grade A or overseas equivalent in Mathematics. Good programming skills, using languages such as C++, SQL, Java, R or Python, and/or two years relevant work experience in the field of science and technology, financial services or treasury management, are not strict requirements but will add weight to your application.
  • Places on this programme are limited, so you may be asked to attend an interview as part of a competitive application process.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30001 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30001 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    19170 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19170 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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