M.Sc. On Campus Online

Financial Technology

Glasgow Caledonian University

12 months
14500 GBP/year
7000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Financial Technology from Glasgow Caledonian University is designed to prepare you for a career in banking and finance with an emphasis in technologies and data management. In addition to the fundamental skills and knowledge of finance, you will be exposed to leading-edge concepts in artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain (cryptocurrencies), and big data analysis among other emerging topics. 


Financial Technology from Glasgow Caledonian University curriculum draws on GCU’s expertise in diverse areas of finance including regulation, risk analysis, modelling, and securities and investments within the framework of systems architecture, software development, and data management. The content and teaching strategies are designed to help you gain the essential skills and knowledge to prepare you to grow as a professional within the changing landscape of the banking and finance industry.

Students at Financial Technology from Glasgow Caledonian University will be able to:

  • Critically apply concepts of machine learning, neural networks, data science algorithms, advanced exploratory statistics to solve financial problems with applications of computational intelligence.
  • Evaluate the latest software development methodologies and apply the appropriate process to the information system needs of banking and financial institutions.
  • Critically analyse information collection techniques and analysis methods and manipulate and develop tools and technologies designed for capturing, processing, storing, transferring, analysing, and visualising data for financial applications.
  • Develop a workable knowledge base and skills in areas of current technological development in finance (such as blockchain, distributed ledger technology, cybersecurity, payment systems and so on) as applied to risk analysis and modelling, regulation, compliance, and investment analysis,

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Finance, 
  • Accounting and Risk 
  • Bank Operational Risk Management, 
  • Software Development for Data Science, 
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, 
  • Data Ethics and Research Methods, 
  • Financial Services Regulation, 
  • Applied Professional Practice, 
  • Data Visualisation,

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum academic requirement: UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in a relevant computing subject or in a finance subject with an appropriate maths or computing component.
  • English language
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letters of reference
  • Academic and professional certificates
  • Academic transcripts
  • Passport (International applicants only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 GBP per year during 12 months.

National Students - Home (Scottish) and RUK

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 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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