Digital Finance and Data Analytics at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS

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Course summary

The finance landscape is rapidly transforming with a focus on digital, code-driven, and data-centric approaches, emphasising technologies like novel payment systems, distributed ledger tech, blockchains, digital currencies, AI, metaverse, and smart banking. Our MSc in Digital Finance and Data Analytics covers traditional financial markets, international financial institutions, AI, machine learning, blockchains, cryptocurrencies, and digital assets. The program delves into financial regulation, Fintech sector growth, and enhances skills in coding, big data, and econometrics. The course culminates in a hands-on consultancy project, allowing application of acquired knowledge to real-world financial data. Finally, at the end of the course, you'll complete a hands-on consultancy project, giving you a fantastic opportunity to use the theories and knowledge you've gained to produce a meaningful piece of work. What you’ll gain from this degree? Learn about technology and data-driven financial products and services together with advanced methods from the fields of computer science, mathematics, statistics, econometrics and machine learning. Be highly competitive for various roles in digital finance and FinTech that require a specific set of skills. Acquire in-depth knowledge in Digital Finance and Data Analytics specifically rather than only touching on a broader set of related topics. Gain comprehensive knowledge of basic as well as sophisticated mathematical and statistical tools for big data applications. You will be allocated an Academic Mentor at the beginning of the academic year and you will meet with them regularly throughout the year. Your Mentor will help you make the most of your time at NBS. 80% of MSc Finance students are in graduate level jobs within 15 months of graduation (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020/21). Join our internationally accredited business school Nottingham Business School is accredited to AACSB and EQUIS, the highest international standards for business school education. We are one of 47 global PRME Champions - a United Nations-supported initiative leading the way with sustainable and responsible management education. Nottingham Business School is proud to have achieved the prestigious triple crown of international accreditations, with EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. This is the highest international benchmark of excellence for business schools. The School is one of only nine UK business schools recognised as a PRME Champion, and held up as an exemplar by the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). We are also accredited by the Small Business Charter and we hold accreditations from a range of professional bodies that recognise the quality of our teaching and research.


In Semester One you'll study Global Financial Markets, Principles of FinTech and Blockchain and Coding and Data Analytics for Finance and FinTech. In Semester Two you'll explore Valuation of Investment Products, Regulation and Compliance in Financial Markets and FinTech and International Entrepreneurial Finance and FinTech Ventures. In your final semester you will take on a major project, working as a team on a consultancy experience. Throughout the year you'll study Transformational Leadership Development and Research Methods for Finance and Accounting.

Assessment method

A range of assessment methods are used across the course, the choice of which reflects the needs and demands of the different types of module. Some modules will assess the ability to work collaboratively in a team and others will assess individual capability. Types of assessment will range from examinations to group presentations including essays, reports, financial analyses, literature reviews and research based projects. The interactive nature of the taught sessions offers opportunities to gain feedback on your performance before being formally assessed and increasing use is made of eLearning to further support the feedback process.

Entry requirements

A UK honours degree (2.1 or above) containing some evidence of quantitative ability. Applicants will require a solid foundation on quantitative methods that could have been acquired through modules completed during their undergraduate studies, i.e. Statistics, quantitative methods, financial mathematics, data analytics, and any coding-related modules. Applicants with non-standard entry requirements and / or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. International students need IELTS 6.5 (with minimum of 5.5 in reading, listening, speaking and writing). One academic reference is required.

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Digital Finance and Data Analytics at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS