M.Sc. On Campus

Financial Technology (FinTech)

University of Salford

12 months
15300 GBP/year
8280 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Financial Technology (FinTech) programme of the University of Salford addresses the knowledge gap created by the pace of technological transformation in financial services and markets; it has been designed to meet the latest employment needs in the FinTech industry. 


In a Nutshell

The Financial Technology (FinTech) programme of the University of Salford is multidisciplinary, using industry-specific business cases from our contacts in the FinTech sector to blend the relevant hard and soft knowledge and skills.  While the programme focuses on the technical innovations in finance, you will also gain insight into how marketing, regulation, economic policy and financial governance contribute to your essential knowledge. 

Greater Manchester is an ideal place for you to study Financial Technology; as the Northern FinTech Capital, the region has strengths across FinTech sub-sectors, including data analytics, cyber security etc.  FinTech companies form an integral part of the supply chain to a number of financial services companies and many banks and financial services firms have FinTech departments based in Manchester, drawing on local expertise and supply chains. With constant investment in the FinTech future, these companies offer you access to wide range of live projects, networking and, ultimately, employment opportunities.

The programme is highly industry-focussed and culminates in the FinTech Project.  You will work on a live project briefed by a FinTech company to address a real industry problem and provide researched solutions, helping you put your learning into practice.


This qualification will equip you for a broad range of career opportunities in, for example, fintech companies, digital payment companies, new trading firms, security protection firms, risk management and regulatory compliance, credit management, etc.

Opportunities are growing in areas such as Compliance, which has seen steady job growth since the financial crisis; and cyber security where a report by Cybersecurity Ventures recently estimated that cybercrimes will triple the number of job openings in the next five years and it is estimated that there will be at least 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity positions by 2021.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Models, Markets and Instruments
  • FinTech Fundamentals
  • The Economic and Regulatory Environment of FinTech
  • Innovation in Finance
  • FinTech Data Analytics
  • FinTech Organisations 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • You should submit your application at least one month before your course starts.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum 2:2 degree or equivalent or successful completion of the Graduate Certificate International Management in a business, finance, or economics subject, or a numerate subject such as engineering, computing, maths or informatics; or an equivalent overseas qualification.
  • Candidates with a 2:2 honours degree in other disciplines will be considered on an individual basis if some level of finance/ economics/ informatics content formed part of the degree and you can demonstrate a high level of quantitative ability through your degree results. 
  • Candidates with a 2:2 honours degree in an unrelated subject area but have relevant work experience or relevant professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8280 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8280 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • £1,380 per 30 credit module

Living costs for Salford

500 - 800 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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