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Postgraduate courses 2024/25

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.

The University has secured 62 x £10k awards from the Office for Students for 2024/25, and this programme is included . Find out more.

Location

Greenwich Campus

Duration

1 years full-time

2 years part-time

Start month

September

Home/international fees 2024/25

£15,225 /£19,950

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

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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

An undergraduate (honours) degree at 2:2, or above, in a relevant/numerate subject.

Applicants without a degree that have professional qualifications or relevant professional experience may be considered.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk 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. If you cannot find your country on this list, please contact international@gre.ac.uk.

Choose your country:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use Prior Learning?

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

How you will learn

Teaching

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, based on our 2018 intake. This varies by module, particularly if they are shared between degrees.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate time to self-study to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams. Our Stockwell Street library and online resources will support your further reading and research.

You can also join a range of student societies, including the Trading and Investment Banking Society.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of contact hours (lectures, seminars, etc), independent learning, and assessments. For full-time students, the workload should be roughly equivalent to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of modules you are studying.

Assessment

Students are assessed through:

  • Essays
  • Examinations
  • Dissertation
  • Lab-based exercises.

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 £15,225 N/A N/A
International £19,950 N/A N/A

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 £126.35 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?

Graduates can pursue careers in investment and financial analysis such as investment management, corporate finance, financial management and consulting.

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 a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you can apply directly via our online application form.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply via UCAS, directly via our online application form or via one of our in-country representatives. If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.