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Digital Currency

University of Nicosia

M.Sc. Online
18 months
Duration
9600 EUR/year
9600 EUR/year
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About

The MSc in Digital Currency from University of Nicosia is designed to help financial services and business professionals, entrepreneurs, government officials and public administrators better understand the technical underpinnings of digital currency, how it will likely interact with existing monetary and financial systems, and what opportunities exist for innovation in digital currency systems.

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Overview

The programme in Digital Currency from University of Nicosia  seeks to fill an important gap that exists today between the supply of and demand for academic knowledge in the area of digital currency. 

More specifically, while the interest in digital currencies has skyrocketed in the past few years, academic institutions have been slow to implement academic programs that cover the need for educating specialists in the area, addressing it in its entirety (technical and financial aspects alike).

The programme fills this gap and positions the University of Nicosia at the forefront of academia in this area on a global scale.

The degree is offered online to students worldwide and the first course in the degree pathway, “DFIN-511: Introduction to Digital Currencies”, is available for free as an open enrollment MOOC course to anyone interested in learning more about the fundamental principles of digital currency.

Programme Fees

The first class in the degree pathway, Introduction to Digital Currency, is available for free as an open enrollment, MOOC-like course, to anyone interested in learning more about the fundamental principles of digital currency.

The remaining 8 courses are offered at €1,600 per course, bringing the total tuition fees for the programme to €12,800.

Scholarships

Up to 40 scholarships are awarded to students achieving top marks in the final exam of DFIN-511. Each scholarship will correspond to a €3,200 award towards the full tuition fees.

Career Prospects

This field offers very good career opportunities. Digital currencies is a field which is growing steadily around the world, and interest in such currencies is anticipated to continue strong. Thus, the global employment outlook is promising.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Digital Currency
  • Open Financial Systems
  • Regulation and Digital Currencies
  • Money and Banking
  • International Currency Markets
  • Principles of Disruptive Innovation
  • Cryptographic Systems Security

Audience

Target Audience

  • Businesspeople / entrepreneurs
  • Financial industry professionals – bankers, lawyers, accountants, auditors
  • Development professionals: Social workers, NGOs, non-profits, development experts
  • Regulatory officials/policy makers
  • Computer scientists who aspire to managerial roles

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

90 ECTS

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Application Form
  • A copy of your passport (page with your personal details and photo)
  • Academic Records (True copy of the original)
  • Two Letters of recommendation/reference from professors or employers (for Masters and Doctorate applicants only). Certain programmes have additional requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae–CV (for Masters and Doctorate applicants only)
  • Personal Statement (for Masters and Doctorate applicants only)
  • Evidence of work experience (where applicable)
  • Portfolio (for selected programmes of study)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14400 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14400 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.

UNIC awards up to 40 scholarships for the MSc in Digital Currency to students achieving top marks in the final exam. Each scholarship will correspond to a €3,200 award towards the full tuition fees.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Digital Currency
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