Financial Technology, M.Sc. | University of Aberdeen | Aberdeen, United Kingdom
12 months
25100 GBP/year
15200 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Jointly delivered by the University of Aberdeen Business School and School of Natural & Computing Sciences, this Financial Technology programme at University of Aberdeen brings together expertise in mathematics, computer science, finance, and economics to deliver a fully integrated learning experience in Financial Technology.

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FinTech is a continually growing industry in Scotland, with significant merging of finance and technology, but this also requires a varied skill set to succeed. The MSc Financial Technology offers a rigorous introduction to Python, the dominant programming language in FinTech as well as machine learning and data science. The programme also highlights the inherent risks to the industry such as security breaches and the effects these can have on banks and other financial service providers.

This Financial Technology programme at University of Aberdeen is open to people from any discipline and will provide students with an interdisciplinary learning experience in financial services and technology from experts in their respective fields.

The Business School is internationally recognised and plays a major role in industry through research, and consultancy. Not only will you acquire the business knowledge essential to success, you’ll also develop the crucial characteristics – such as strong communication and interpersonal skills, quantitative knowledge and technical skills – most sought after in the highly competitive global business environment.

The School of Natural & Computing Sciences has a long-standing reputation in Intelligent Systems, with world recognised expertise in areas such as multi-agent systems, natural language generation, knowledge graph and semantic web.

By bringing together students from both financial and computing backgrounds, students will benefit from a richer experience, learning from their peers and gaining an in-depth understanding of both sectors and how they interconnect.


The MSc Financial Technology programme positions graduates for a variety of exciting FinTech career pathways with practical skills and expertise in mathematics, computer science, finance, and economics.

This programme provides you with the technical and analytical skills needed to successfully adapt to wide-range of situations in the ever-changing world of computing and finance. Some become software developers, business analysts, consultants, data scientists, or follow other roles.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Programming 
  • Database Systems and Big Data
  • Discrete Time Models 
  • Continuous Time Models
  • Applied Econometrics 
  • Advances in Machine Learning in Finance 
  • Financial Crime and Cyber Security

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This programme is open to graduates from any discipline and does not require computing or finance study to be completed at undergraduate level.
  • The minimum entry requirement for this programme is a degree at 2:2 (lower second class) UK Honours level (or a degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25100 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    15200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15200 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Aberdeen

729 - 1069 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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