The University recently joined the THE World University rankings for the first time, secured TEF Gold. Staffordshire University’s established computing degrees have been at the forefront of technology for over 50 years and are now bringing that esteem to London, the technological capital of the country. The Digital Institute opened in 2019 and offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses with a focus on digital and technical learning. Our courses are designed with industry and reflect ever-developing innovations across a range of digital sectors. Our future-thinking campus is designed to mirror new ways of learning and working with collaboration and innovation at the heart of what we do. Having recently won the Innovation in Teaching and Learning accolade at the 2020 Education Estates awards, we are now embarking on an exciting period of development. Our current expansion and investment plans include an ambitious £3.5 million commitment to enhance our facilities and grow our provision considerably. The world’s economy is evolving quicker than ever before. With future banking and finance built on digital platforms and the explosion of decentralised blockchain currency, there has never been a better opportunity to enter with the Financial Technology (FinTech) arena. If you’re interested in understanding and developing the digital methods around securing, delivering and implementing financial services in the 21st Century – our BSc (Hons) Financial Technology is the perfect course for you. With Staffordshire University London, you will gain the foundational knowledge in programming, FinTech concepts, artificial intelligence and data management, while gaining an expert knowledge into the emerging areas of cryptocurrency, cybercrime and fraud. Growing industries facilitate growing businesses, and FinTech is no exception, with a market made up of successful young start-ups, independent entrepreneurs, and established companies racing to stay ahead of current trends. Our course will let you explore the avenues of FinTech and the type of career path you want to take, before giving you the knowledge and expertise you need to burst into your desired role once you graduate. Our course is developed alongside current industry, bringing in the latest technologies, skills and methods that are critical to your career success in the industry. Plus, as a student of Staffordshire University London, you will have the unique opportunity to complete a work placement alongside your studies, and your location in the capital gives you access to some of the biggest names in the industry like Starling Bank, Monzo and Trussle. As a student of Staffordshire University London, you’ll get more than just a degree. Your next level education will give you the chance to complete a number of certifications alongside your studies to build your professional profile and prove your proficiency with software from Cisco, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and specialist FinTech applications. *You’ll study your first year, namely the Foundation Year, with the Capital City Colleges Group at their Westminster Kingsway College site in Soho, Central London. On successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will continue your studies at Staffordshire University London at the Digital Institute based in Here East. High levels of tutor support and guidance will prepare you for degree level study. *
Year 0 (Foundation Year) (Core) Study Skills and Professional Development Web Technology and Programming Networks, Statistics and Probability Group Project Year 1 (Core): Programming and Problem Solving Concepts of FinTech Systems Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence Statistics and Probabilities Concepts of Data Informatics FinTech Essentials Year 2 (Core): Web and Mobile FinTech Applications Accounting Principles and Finance Platforms Data Visualisation (Finance & Banking) Secure Software Development Blockchain Applications Cryptocurrency, Cybercrime and Fraud Year 3 (Core): Programming and Machine Learning Economics and Strategic Reporting Investment and Portfolio Management Systems Ethics, Legal Regulation and Professional Standards Final Year Capstone Project
Assessments are underpinned by academic theory but applied through demonstration of practical skill. Our assessment strategies are designed with our industry partners to ensure than students have a 'real world' focus to their assessment briefs.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
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English language requirements
IELTS at 6.0. overall with 5.5 in all bands
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|