Financial Technology

University of Strathclyde


This MSc in Financial Technology (FinTech) teaches the big data techniques, computer programing, and analytics that banks and insurance companies are looking for. Graduates in this field will have a good understanding of the changing nature of finance and how accounting, business information systems, and analytic methods are adapting to the internet as a delivery channel.

The course is provided jointly by the top-ranked Departments of Accounting & Finance and Management Science with input from Computer & Information Science.

The course is 12 months full-time, with two semesters of classes followed by two projects over the summer. You'll gain a comprehensive skill set using a blended learning approach that combines theory, intensive practice and engagement with FinTech start-ups. The course content will involve interaction with the Bloomberg Trading Simulation Laboratory in the Business School.

Entry Requirements

Minimum second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in accounting, economics, business studies or a subject area with a strong quantitative bias. The programme requires no prior knowledge of finance.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months


Strathclyde Business School


Accounting and Finance

SCQF Level