FinTech (Financial Technology) is a rapidly expanding part of the financial services industries.
Huge numbers of people use online banking, and trading in crypto-currencies is becoming ever more popular.
Here we have a roundup of 10 of the best FinTech masters degrees available to study in the UK and Europe*.
Cost: £37,500 for all students.
What You Will Study: This is a full-time masters program that takes one year to complete. Modules include Financial Econometrics, Big Data, and Investment Management and Empirical Finance.
Cost: €2,168 total cost for Dutch and EU students completing their first masters level course or €12,000 total cost for Dutch and EU students who already have a masters level qualification / €18,700 total cost for international students.
What You Will Study: The course at the Dutch university takes one year to complete studying full time, and has an international flavour with over 50% of the students coming from outside of the Netherlands. There are elective modules in FinTech and the course is conducted in English.
Cost: £25,100 for UK students / £33,000 for EU and international students.
What You Will Study: Students study this program on a full-time basis on campus at the University of Edinburgh and it takes one year to complete. Modules include Python Programming, Financial Markets and Investment, Modern Financial Market Microstructure, and Data Value Chains to Constellations.
Cost: CHF 800 per semester for Swiss students / CHF 900 per semester for international students.
What You Will Study: This is a full-time course that is studied full time on campus at this Swiss university, and takes 18 months to complete. Students can focus on a few areas including FinTech, but it is important to note that it is not an introductory course, so students must have extensive experience in Finance. The course is conducted in English.
Cost: €961.90 total cost for Belgian and EU students / €3,900 total cost for international students.
What You Will Study: This specialism track for the KU Leuven MBA in Belgium concentrates on topics such as new financial business models and FinTech. The course is studied on a full-time basis and takes one year to complete. Students are taught in English and the course has an international perspective.
Cost: The cost of this course for the upcoming academic year is be confirmed.
What You Will Study: Students at UCL can study the MSc in Financial Technology part time for two years or full time for one year. Modules include Blockchain Technologies, Digital Finance, Machine Learning with Applications in Finance, and Algorithmic Trading.
Cost: €26,900 total cost for all students.
What You Will Study: This course at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands offers a Finance and Technology specialism focussing on the new developments in FinTech. The Executive Masters in International Finance takes one or two years to complete depending on the study method, and is aimed at students with extensive previous experience in the banking and financial industries. Students are taught in English.
Cost: £18,450 for UK students / £29,000 for EU and international students.
What You Will Study: Students at the University of Birmingham will study the MSc in Financial Technology on a full-time basis for one year. Modules of study include Portfolio Theory and Investment Analysis, Blockchain Technologies, Financial Applications and Cyber Security, and Programming in Python.
Cost: £11,700 for UK students / £24,700 for EU and international students.
What You Will Study: This MSc at the University of Bristol takes one year with full-time study and two years of part-time study. Modules include Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and Internet Economics and Financial Technology.
Cost: £12,000 for UK students / £18,800 for EU and international students.
What You Will Study: This is a full-time course that is studied on-campus in Nottingham for one year. Modules on the MSc in FinTech and Financial Markets include Coding and Data Analytics for Finance and FinTech, International Entrepreneurial Finance and FinTech Ventures, and Global Financial Markets.