School
Business
Start date(s)
September 2024
Study Mode
Full-time (1 year)
Location
Leeds City Campus

Course overview

The world of Finance has evolved rapidly over the past few years with the emphasis on digitalisation and technological innovations giving birth to a new discipline known as Financial Technology.

Financial Technology, popularly known as FinTech, spreads across diverse areas such as lending, digital banking, blockchain, cryptocurrency, digital currency, regtech, alternative finance, artificial intelligence and machine learning in finance.

Our MSc Financial Technology programme aims to address the gaps between digital banking and traditional banking services as well as offer you the most current financial and technical skills required for you to succeed in the fast-growing FinTech industry. 

This course is subject to validation. You can still apply for this course while it is being approved. 

The Student Contract

About this course

On this programme, you will gain an understanding of current developments in FinTech and Digital Banking and will be provided with the relevant hard and soft skills in areas such as FinTech, Digital Banking, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, RegTech, Financial Risk Management, Finnovation, Fintrepreneurship and FinTech Data Analytics.

You’ll learn how to critically analyse real-world data using a range of analytical tools and techniques and will acquire quantitative, analytical, and programming skills.

The latest market trends and needs around regulation, risk and how technology could better serve the financial services industry will be also explored.

Studying in Leeds, the FinTech Capital of the North, offers you the opportunity to learn, collaborate and network with Fintech professionals on live projects.

Industry-led guest lectures, real-world learning and field trips will also add to your knowledge base and networks.

Career progression

Typical graduate career routes include Banking and regulatory bodies professionals, Finnovation experts (starting a FinTech start-up, developing a new technology or idea), Entrepreneurs, Consultants for challenger and digital banks, Financial analysts, Data scientists, Corporate analysts, and working for financial and government institutions. Alternatively, you could pursue further study with a PhD.

Why study with us

  • Study in the FinTech Capital of the North with inputs from industry experts.   
  • Gain technical competencies through exposure to cutting-edge digital technologies.  
  • Work with industry professionals in live projects, and explore networking and employment opportunities.  
  • Work on real-world examples, scenarios and simulations.  

Course Modules

You will study a variety of modules across your programme of study. The module details given below are subject to change and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

Year 1

You may study the following modules throughout your degree.

Foundations of Financial Technology and Digital Banking (Core) Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Finance (Core) RegTech and Financial Risk Management (Core) Finnovation and Fintrepreneurship (Core) FinTech Data Analysis (Core) FinTech Project (Core)

Learning and Teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and provide you with the tools and support to help you achieve your academic, personal and professional potential.

Our Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy delivers excellence by providing the framework for:

  • high quality teaching
  • an engaging and inclusive approach to learning, assessment and achievement
  • a clear structure through which you progress in your academic studies, your personal development and towards professional-level employment or further study.

We have a strong reputation for developing student employability, supporting your development towards graduate employment, with relevant skills embedded throughout your programme of study.

We endeavour to develop curiosity, confidence, courage, ambition and aspiration in all students through the key themes in our Learning and Teaching Strategy:

  • Student Involvement and Engagement
  • Inclusion
  • Integrated Programme and Assessment Experience
  • Digital Literacy and Skills
  • Employability and Enterprise

To help you achieve your potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and real-world activities. This approach ensures that you fully engage in shaping your own learning, developing your critical thinking and reflective skills so that you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape your own development.

We believe the secret to great learning and teaching is simple: it is about creating an inclusive learning experience that allows all students to thrive through:

  • Personalised support
  • Expert lecturers
  • Strong connections with employers
  • An international outlook
  • Understanding how to use tools and technology to support learning and development

Assessment

You will be assessed using various methods, which include:

  • Assignments
  • Group work
  • Presentations
  • Lab-based and closed book exams

Entry Requirements

Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

The following information is designed to give you a general overview of the qualifications we accept. If you are taking qualifications that are not included below, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you.

  • An honours degree (minimum 2:2) in any discipline.
  • Applicants with significant professional/business experience (at least three years at management level) will be considered following a short interview.

For more information on meeting English language requirements and academic requirements by country, visit our International Applicants page.

Please contact us for personalised advice on 0113 283 7123 or at admissions@leedstrinity.ac.uk.  

Fees and finance

Funding

UK Home Students:

For information about our tuition fees please visit our Student Fees and Finance pages.

If you studied your undergraduate degree at Leeds Trinity University, you may be eligible for a discount of up to 50% on the cost of your tuition fees.

International Students, including EU Students:

Visit our web page for international students.

Leeds Trinity Alumni Discount

Some Leeds Trinity graduates are eligible for a tuition fee discount on postgraduate courses of up to 50%, excluding PGCE Delivery Partner Model and Lead Partner Model, and Masters by Research courses. You will need to achieve a 2:2 or above in a Leeds Trinity undergraduate course to qualify.

Postgraduate course Leeds Trinity Alumni Discount
MSc programmes 50% for Leeds Trinity graduates with a 1st class honours degree
MSc programmes 35% for Leeds Trinity graduates with a 2:1 honours degree
MSc programmes  20% for Leeds Trinity graduates with a 2:2 honours degree

How to apply

There is no official closing date for applications, but the course will be closed when it is full. We therefore encourage you to make your application as early as possible.

Please ensure you complete the application form in full and supply all the required supporting documentation when you make your initial application. Incomplete applications may be rejected.

If you need advice on your application, please contact our admissions team on 0113 283 7123 (Monday to Thursday, 9.00am to 5.00pm, or Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm) or admissions@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Home applicants - How to apply

Applicants who require a Student Route Visa

If you require a Student Route Visa in order to study in the UK, then you must apply to us by Sunday 30 June 2024.

Part-time study is not available for international students on a Student Route Visa.

For more information and to view academic requirements by country, visit our International Applicants page.

International applicants - How to apply

What happens next?

Our admissions team will acknowledge receipt of your application by email.

Where applications are submitted but references are still in progress, admissions will wait for the reference(s) to be received and then will process it, and forward it to the relevant Programme Leader within five days of receipt of the reference(s).

The Programme Leader will make a decision based on your application. You may be asked to provide a reference to demonstrate your academic and non-academic experiences, or you may be invited to attend an interview. If you are successful and are made an offer, the conditions will be outlined in your offer letter. 

Applications will be acknowledged within five working days. Applicants will be contacted within 15 working days with a request for additional information, invite to an informal interview or an application decision.

Made an offer?

You should accept or decline your offer by emailing admissions@leedstrinity.ac.uk.

If you accept, you'll need to prove you satisfy the conditions outlined in your offer letter.

You may be asked to present the relevant supporting documentation in person to the student information point on campus, if originals are not needed you’ll be contacted and given details of how to provide the supporting documentation.

Chartered Association of Business Schools

Leeds Trinity University Business School is a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools.

The association supports its members to maintain world-class standards of teaching and research, and helps to shape policy and create opportunities through dialogue with business and government.

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