Financial Technology at University of Portsmouth - UCAS

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Course summary

Overview Master the use of financial technology as you prepare for a career in the changing field of finance. FinTech is changing the way financial institutions provide services, and how individuals and firms use these services. This Master’s course explores the development of financial technology, its use in forensic analysis, and its application in digitalised business processes to help prepare you for your career in FinTech. On the course you'll explore fundamental principles and emerging trends in forensic technology and economics, develop your understanding of how financial markets work, and uncover key theories for our digital economy. You'll access our University Bloomberg suites, where you'll use industry-standard analytical tools and software throughout the course to build the skills you'll use in the workforce. You'll graduate ready for a range of careers across the technologically driven finance sector, and be able to demonstrate your skills and experience with tools that analyse and visualise financial data. Course highlights

  • Use industry-standard Bloomberg terminals to monitor and analyse financial market data movements
  • Investigate emerging trends in forensic technology and economics
  • Learn how FinTech is developed and used in forensic analysis
  • Build your finance and business knowledge, with a focus on financial technology
  • Learn from staff with experience in industry
Careers and opportunities When you graduate with this MSc Financial Technology Master's, you'll have the skills and knowledge you need to make an impact in the financial sector. Whether you're already working in financial services and banking or looking to start your career, you'll have the understanding and experience you need to stand out in the workplace. You'll have experience of data analytics and industry software, and have the flexibility and transferable skills to succeed across the finance and accounting industries. Depending on your interests you could become a financial analyst, work with FinTech or RegTech companies, or pursue Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (CISI) qualification. How you'll spend your time We recognise that you'll probably be juggling more demands when you do your Master's degree, as you may be working or you may have family responsibilities. We'll give you as much indication here as we can of how much time you'll need to be on campus and how many hours you can expect to spend in self-directed study, but please note that these indications are always subject to change. You should receive your full timetable several weeks before you start with us. Course structure On this course you can expect:
  • to study full time
  • to study over 12 months if you start this course in September
  • to study for 13 months if you start this course in January
Teaching Master's study is deeper and more specialised than an undergraduate degree. This means you'll focus on something that really matters to you and your career as you work closely with academics committed to the subject. You'll spend more time in independent study and research than you did for your undergraduate degree, but the majority of your teaching time will be in-person and face-to-face. Teaching methods on this course include:
  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • workshops


Core modules include:

  • Research Methods and Dissertation (45 credits)
  • Corporate Finance (15 credits)
  • Corporate Governance and Ethics (15 credits)
  • Data Analysis and Visualisation (15 credits)
  • Financial Technology: Macro Perspectives (15 credits)
  • Financial Technology: Micro Perspectives (15 credits)
  • Innovation Dynamics and Data Science (15 credits)
  • International Banking: Efficiency, Competition and Regulation (15 credits)
  • Statistics and Data Modelling I (15 credits)
Optional modules include:
  • Behavioural Finance (15 credits)
- Competition Policy and the Regulation of Markets (15 credits)

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through:

  • exams
  • coursework
  • reports
  • presentations
Full details of assessment can be found in the modules in the 'What you'll study' section on our website. You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree in a relevant or related subject, which includes some element of statistics or quantitative methods, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) (taken after January 2015). An overall score of 176 with no component score less than 169.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) (taken after January 2015). An overall score of 176 with no component score less than 169.
PTE AcademicAn overall score of 61 with a minimum of 54 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT)91 with a minimum of 20 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking and 20 in Writing.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £12000 Year 1
England £12000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £12000 Year 1
Scotland £12000 Year 1
Wales £12000 Year 1
Channel Islands £12000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £12000 Year 1
International £17900 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the Transition Scholarship Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation.
Financial Technology at University of Portsmouth - UCAS