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University of Kent: FinTech with Industrial Placement

Institution University of Kent View institution profile
Department Kent Business School View department profile
Study type Taught


Are you numerical, data-driven and interested in new and innovative technology? Do you want to gain vital work experience as you study?

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 at Kent - First-class facilities at our Canterbury campus, close to London

  • Study at a ‘Triple Crown’ accredited business school

  • Our expert teaching staff appear in the top 2% of researchers worldwide

  • Take part in the Business Start-Up Journey through ASPIRE

  • Enhance your experience through an Industrial Placement or In Company Scheme

  • Access to real market data via our Bloomberg Lab

  • Optional pre-course quantitative skills workshop

  • Excellent Postgraduate funding options available

  • Employability support from enrolment up to 3 years after graduation

  • Become part of the KBS global alumni communit

  • Academic Adviser and in-house student support team available

  • Optional pre-sessional courses for international students

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.

Master of Science - MSc (PG)

University of Kent
Kent Business School

University of Kent
The University of Kent is outward looking and forward-thinking, with academic staff who are leaders in their field, outstanding facilities and award-winning student support. Our interdisciplinary programmes are designed to help you sharpen your focus and take a step up in your career. In these challenging times, Kent’s an ideal place for postgraduate study.

Kent Business School
Triple-accredited Kent Business School (KBS), as part of the University of Kent, offers an exciting atmosphere in which to learn, develop and collaborate. We champion sustainable innovation through high-quality research and education impacting business …

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