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Financial Technology (Economics)

University of Essex

12 months
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20350 GBP/year
13030 GBP/year
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About

Learn the theory and methods underlying one of the biggest growth areas in the financial industry. Our suite of programmes in Financial Technology exposes you to material not only from economics, but also from computer science and business theory. The Financial Technology (Economics) programme at the University of Essex allows you to specialize in economics.

Overview

Course description

The MSc Financial Technology suite has three unique variants for you to explore so you can tailor your Master’s in Financial Technology to suit your interests and goals. In addition to the MSc Financial Technology (Economics) variant, there is also the option of MSc Financial Technology (Finance) and MSc Financial Technology (Computer Science), giving you the chance to specialise in your preferred area of study.

From mobile banking to cryptocurrencies, from roboadvisors to copy trading, the financial services sector is transforming rapidly. Are you looking for a career in this emerging industry of Financial Technology? Here at Essex we provide an interdisciplinary programme covering a range of crucial skills required for FinTech, making the most of our research and teaching strengths. You will learn about microeconomics and big data, software development and the underpinnings of the financial system. You will benefit from our proximity to London as well as our connections with employers. You will mingle not only with students specialising in the economics of FinTech, but also those specialising on the computer science side as well as business strategy.

The Financial Technology (Economics) programme at the University of Essex is designed for students seeking a career in the finance industry, in particular the financial technology sector. This course will equip you with both theoretical and technical skills that are specific for the finance industry. It will also equip you with transferable skills such as the ability to develop and present an argument, and the ability to work independently and in groups.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computational Market Microstructure for FinTech and the Digital Economy
  • Programming in Python
  • Big Data in Finance
  • Economics of Financial Markets
  • Corporate Finance
  • Derivative Securities

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 minimum of a 2.2 (or equivalent) degree in Economics or a related discipline such as Maths, Statistics, Engineering, Finance, Computer Science, Physics or any other degree with a strong maths component. The degree should contain some economics components including Macroeconomics, Microeconomics or Econometrics.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20350 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13030 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13030 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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