Almost every aspect of our lives today involve technology, and the financial sector is no exception, whether for personal use or investment. Financial Technology (Fin-Tech) offers new solutions by taking advantage of the rapid growth of computing power, available data, and emerging technologies to help us simplify and improve our financial arrangements.
With the ever-evolving technology, the FinTech industry will continue to thrive to meet growing global demand by bringing new features and innovations that improve the community's financial life.
The rise of FinTech has also made universities, especially those in the UK to offer study programmes or a FinTech degree! It will equip you with a broad understanding and a set of skills of the financial industry, emphasising the advancing technologies and business innovations to design and manufacture financial products and services.
What will I be studying?
A FinTech degree covers basic programming, data analytic practices, data management processing, and manipulation to support your practical skills in designing and innovating new financial programmes or applications. In a more textbook context, you will also be learning the key financial instruments including ideas, management, and markets, underlying the applications of finance.
You will learn through a combination of industry-inspired case studies, live briefs, innovation, creative problem-solving projects, and guest lectures from industry thought leaders. Assessments are marked through group works, course works, projects and exam.
For your final project, or dissertation, you will be encouraged to perform your theoretical, technical, and critical thinking skills by developing and evaluating a FinTech product or service.
Examples of Modules during your study:
- FinTech Environment
- Finance for FinTech
- Financial Modelling
- Programming, Data Science, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
- Banking and Financial Services
- International Banking Law
- Marketing Strategy