Finance, Technology and Policy

University of Edinburgh


Central Campus


The MSc in Finance, Technology and Policy is developed as an interdisciplinary response to this knowledge gap and as a platform to evaluate and debate the impact of technology on the financial services industry and financial markets. The programme offers a unique degree sitting at the intersection of the three most important drivers of a modern economy – financial services/markets, technology and policy.

This is the first programme of its type in the world and is focused on understanding and exploiting the broader links between finance services and technology on the one hand, and policy and the technological transformation of the financial markets and services on the other. The programme is also unique in the sense that it directly responds to a knowledge gap in the global workforce, one that is emerging due to the fast pace of changes in the modern global economy.

Entry Requirements

A UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree, or an equivalent overseas qualification, in finance, economics, engineering or informatics is normally required. You will need to have taken and passed at least one course with significant statistical analysis and/or programming as part of your undergraduate degree or be able to demonstrate that you have relevant work experience in the use of statistical and/or programming software packages.

Candidates with a 2:1 honours degree in other disciplines will be considered on the basis of the degree content or relevant work experience.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


Business School

SCQF Level