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Course summary

This course is now starting in January 2021. Our MSc FinTech and Financial Markets degree is designed to provide you with an understanding of contemporary issues and conceptual frameworks used to adopt financial technology in organisations. You’ll build a solid foundation of global financial markets, principles of FinTech and Blockchain as well as coding and data analytics for finance and FinTech. This course will enable you to become a finance professional who understands what is driving the FinTech evolution, with the ability to shape financial markets and transform ideas to create new FinTech products. The course will equip you with coding and data analytics skills to understand FinTech products and their place in financial markets. You'll be applying knowledge, tools and techniques to resolve issues in new and diverse situations within the finance disciplines. You'll also evaluate the rigour and validity of published research, and assess its relevance to the practice of finance. Created in collaboration with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), our modules are closely aligned with the institution’s own qualifications, which you can work towards upon completion of your degree. Why choose this degree?

  • develop your comprehensive understanding of the principles of FinTech and Blockchain and a solid theoretical background in finance.
  • apply knowledge, tools and techniques to resolve issues in new and diverse situations within FinTech and the Finance discipline.
  • 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.
  • NTU’s teaching and learning is gold-rated by the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework – that means you can count on outstanding teaching and learning, an education that’s truly focused on the workplace, and fantastic support in and outside of the classroom.
Nottingham Business School have both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation. We are one of only six UK business schools recognised as a PRME Champion, and held up as an exemplar by the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). NBS is also recognised by the Small Business Charter, as we play an effective role in supporting small businesses, local economies and student entrepreneurship.


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.

Fees and funding

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