Finance, Technology and Policy

University of Edinburgh


Central Campus


Market functions hold significant societal impacts and are vital for the development of transparent, informationally efficient and fair financial systems.

How well financial markets operate influences real-world issues, including job creation and credit approval.

Technology has fuelled the rise of ultra-fast high-tech, opaque trading venues and expanded access to financial services across the globe.

While there are positive aspects to these changes, the emergence of new technology-driven paradigms has also increased concerns about the integrity and fairness of financial systems.

Concurrently, the pace of technological transformation in financial services and markets has led to the emergence of a knowledge gap in the fast-growing intersection between finance and technology.

The first programme of its kind in the world, our MSc in Finance, Technology and Policy was 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.

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