Financial Technology (FinTech)

University of Stirling


Stirling Campus


The whole industry is taking note - from international banks to backroom start-ups, and a new kind of multidisciplinary expertise is in high-demand. To do well in fintech, you need to understand technology, finance and business creation.

This MSc Financial Technology (Fintech) is one of the first offered in the UK and provides you with the latest developments in computing technology, financial theory, ethical and regulatory constraints, and business skills. It’s an innovative course designed for those looking to enter a career in the fintech industry.

The course covers:
Manipulating data and scripting in Python; An introduction to blockchain; Cybersecurity and data protection; Bank Theory, operations and strategy; An introduction to corporate finance; Data analytics and machine learning; Fintech app development; Investment regulation and ethics; Heuristics and bias in behavioural finance; Innovation management and disruptive technology; Business startup planning; and Professionalism, regulation and ethics in banking.

You can exit at the end of 6 months with PgCert Financial Technology (Fintech)

You can exit at the end of 9 months with PgDip Financial Technology (Fintech).

Entry Requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree or equivalent, in either a numerate subject such as maths, computing and engineering, or a business and finance subject. Some experience of computer programming is also required. It may take several forms such as Python, Java, C, C++. If you don’t have these formal qualifications but have relevant work/life experience, you’re still encouraged to apply.

If you don’t currently meet the academic requirements for this course, INTO University of Stirling offers a variety of preparation programmes that can earn you the qualifications and skills you need for direct entry.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months


Stirling Management School

SCQF Level