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Postgraduate courses 2023/24

Fintech and Finance, MSc

This course covers the critical elements of finance and technology, and how these two forces are shaping the future of finance. We help prepare for a career in a rapidly growing and in demand sector.

Fintech is rapidly becoming an established new finance paradigm. It is a fusion of finance and technology to create new, more dynamic services and a new class of financial assets. This programme will critically assess the operations, benefits and issues with cryptoassets such as cryptocurrencies, tokens as well as more traditionally based innovations such as digital only banks and payments systems. The programme will give students an understanding of the main technical analysis techniques, for example machine learning and python programming, used throughout the fintech world.


Greenwich Campus


1 years full-time

2 years part-time

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Home/international fees 2023/24

£14,500 /£19,000

What you should know about this course

  • We cover finance principles to provide a firm base against which innovative fintech products and services can be compared
  • You will gain a detailed understanding of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, XRP etc and cryptoassets such as investments and NFTs
  • Students will develop a deep knowledge of the products and services offered fintech banks and exchanges
  • You will learn data analysis, visualisation techniques as well as hands-on machine learning with Python
  • Our Generator team will support students to launch their final project (if successful) as an entrepreneurial initiative after graduation

What you will study

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules:

  • Foundations of Scholarship (15 credits)
  • Research Methods (15 credits)
  • Principles of Finance (30 credits)
  • Financial Engineering (15 credits)
  • Machine learning in Fintech (15 credits)
  • Cryptoassets (30 credits)
  • Fintech Banking (15 credits)
  • Fintech Exchanges (15 credits)
  • Final Project (30 credits)

Students are given the option to do this optional module:

  • Microsoft Excel (optional, 0 credits)

About the course team

Welcome to our Master's in Fintech & Finance. Your teaching team includes accomplished lecturers and industry practitioners with significant experience in the banking and investment sectors. Our teaching is informed by research and consultancy work.

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Entry requirements

If you are

You should have a relevant/numerate undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above, or equivalent qualification, from a recognised university or higher education institute.

For more information, contact or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

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Can I use Prior Learning?

Applicants with CFA Qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

How you will learn


In a typical week, learning takes place through a combination of lectures and seminars. You'll be able to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller group sessions. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

The typical student intake per year is up to 30. Lectures are normally attended by 30-90, and seminars/tutorials by 15-30.

Independent learning

Students will be encouraged to think independently, to offer their personal views on given topics. Personalised education will be achieved by providing support to various types of learners through traditional assessments and through a recognition of the needs of more practical learners. Students will also be provided with opportunities to build up their technical skills within the programme.

Overall workload

This is a full time 1 year programme. This covers 5 taught modules in each of the first 2 terms with typically 15 hours of lectures and tutorials, and around 40 hours of independent study each week (which includes time for completing any coursework etc). The project is in the 3rd term and typically takes a minimum of 300 hours of research and development.


Student performance in the modules will be assessed by a blend of exams and coursework.

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

Academic year:

  • The academic year runs from September to June

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Full time Part time Distance learning
Home £14,500 N/A TBC
International £19,000 N/A TBC

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Resources: you may need to purchase books for your studies, as well as specific computer software (estimate, £150 per year). Our Stockwell Street library offers an extensive range of books for loan, as well as access to journals and digital resources.
  • Memberships: applying for membership of a professional body may incur further costs. Details can be found on their websites.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

The principal objective is to provide students with specific finance, technology and fintech knowledge and skills such that students can apply that knowledge within global financial services:

*             Retail, investment and challenger banks,

*             Insurers, traditional and fintech,

*             Fintech exchanges, and various cryptoasset service providers,

*             Brokers and wealth managers,

*             Central banks, regulators and government institutions,

*             Consultancies.

Graduates who go on to gain the CFA Institute's Chartered Financial Analyst status will be in great demand in many areas of business and finance.

Do you provide employability services?

Our Business School Employability team is committed to supporting your journey towards a rewarding graduate destination. We provide a professional service to empower you to achieve your potential and offer support for two years after graduation. Services include:

  • CV, cover letter, and application tips
  • Interviews support
  • Careers fairs
  • Mentoring

More about our careers services.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

Access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need support to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

As a Business School student you will be able to enter our Enterprise Challenge, which rewards student entrepreneurship and innovation. Previous winners have received significant prize money to develop their business ideas.

Join groups such as the Trading and Investment Banking Society and take part in student competitions like the UK Trading Challenge. Our team of Greenwich students have repeatedly won this competition.

We hold Big Picture Seminars with senior executives from organisations including Northern Trust and Barclays are invited to pass on their insights and experience.

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If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.