Learn the theory and methods underlying one of the biggest growth areas in the financial industry. Our suite of programmes in Financial Technology exposes you to material not only from economics, but also from computer science and business theory. The MSc Financial Technology (Economics) variant allows you to specialize in economics.
The MSc Financial Technology suite has three unique variants for you to explore so you can tailor your Master’s in Financial Technology to suit your interests and goals. In addition to the MSc Financial Technology (Economics) variant, there is also the option of MSc Financial Technology (Finance) and MSc Financial Technology (Computer Science), giving you the chance to specialise in your preferred area of study.
From mobile banking to cryptocurrencies, from rob advisors to copy trading, the financial services sector is transforming rapidly. Are you looking for a career in this emerging industry of Financial Technology? Here at Essex, we provide an interdisciplinary programme covering a range of crucial skills required for FinTech, making the most of our research and teaching strengths. You will learn about microeconomics and big data, software development and the underpinnings of the financial system. You will benefit from our proximity to London as well as our connections with employers. You will mingle not only with students specialising in the economics of FinTech, but also those specialising on the computer science side as well as business strategy.
The MSc Financial Technology (Economics) is designed for students seeking a career in the finance industry, in particular the financial technology sector. This course will equip you with both theoretical and technical skills that are specific for the finance industry. It will also equip you with transferable skills such as the ability to develop and present an argument, and the ability to work independently and in groups.
After completing your masters, you may wish to extend your knowledge with a research degree –many Essex graduates decide to stay here for further study.
Alternatively, our course also prepares you for employment; recent surveys have shown that higher degree graduates are more likely to obtain jobs at professional or managerial level.
Our recent MSc Economics graduates have gone on to work for a range of high-profile organisations:
The Ministry of Finance
The Work Foundation
Schroders Investment Management
More generally, our graduates find employment in roles such as business and financial analysts, management consultants, government officials, and economists for banks and other financial organisations.