Our MSc in Finance, Technology and Policy applies principles of financial economics, sociology, and practical programming and big data analysis to help students focus on solving real problems and developing the skillsets that are relevant for employers now and in the future. Students can also tailor their degrees to include other relevant aspects of operating within the Fintech space.
Students have the opportunity to work with industry partners to develop cutting edge solutions to live challenges as part of student consultancy projects sponsored by financial and technology institutions. These course elements open up a host of opportunities from networking with potential employers, applying learning and being able to include this in job applications, to developing new concepts that could potentially be the basis for starting your own business.
The Edinburgh Futures Institute
This Master’s degree was launched as part of the newly established Edinburgh Futures Institute at the University. Although led by the Business School, this programme draws on the expert knowledge and research from across a number of disciplines within the University. This allows students to benefit from different approaches and viewpoints on how to tackle complex problems such as the ones being faced globally by the financial markets and financial services firms. We have also sought and received input in the development of the programme from industry partners including FinTech Scotland and its members.