Fintech is changing the financial world - from Cryptocurrency, coding and artificial intelligence to smartphone use in banking and investments. Simply put, Fintech is the technology that works with financial exchanges. Employment roles in the field include being a cybersecurity analyst, an AI and Machine Learning Engineer or financial software and app developer.
Our brand-new MSc in FinTech has been developed jointly by industry leaders and academic experts and sets out to prepare graduates with a strong background in financial theory and integral understanding of the latest innovative technologies imperative in the sector.
Taking a 12-month industrial placement allows you to gain work experience in the UK or overseas as part of your Master's. While the placements are self-sought, the School offers support through extra-curricular engagement with our dedicated placements team. Opting for this course with a placement takes the length of your course to up to two years.
Reasons to study MSc FinTech with Industrial Placement at Kent
What you’ll learn
You’ll be gaining knowledge and understanding programming for Python, algorithmic trading, risk management and quantitative methods and optional modules covering areas such as machine learning, forecasting and big data. You will end your Master's with a detailed report, which will allow you to further develop your research skills whilst practically applying the knowledge and skills developed with a dedicated support of an expert supervisor. You will then go on to complete your industrial placement.
See the modules you’ll study
Knowledge and understanding