The new course will offer students in-depth technical knowledge about the building blocks of fintech at a system level.
City’s School of Science and Technology will be offering the innovative new MSc in Financial Technology and Systems from September 2023.
The new programme is designed for post-graduate students to develop technical and analytical skills that are required to support next-generation open banking platform design, risk assessment, implementation, and commercialisation. This MSc is the only programme in which students are provided with in-depth technical knowledge about the building blocks of fintech at a system level.
The course will be delivered in partnership with academics from Bayes Business School and will permit students first-hand experience in using the Bloomberg Trading Terminals and opportunities to compete with allocated capital to invest in crypto stocks.
Additionally, the programme will also enable students to work closely with fintech organisations such as the Lloyds Banking Group, Allica Bank, Thirdfort, EarthID, and MoneyHop to co-create an innovative and market-disruptive fintech product. Students will have the option to work with one of the UK or overseas-based fintech players. The School’s Corporate Relations and Employability Unit (CREU) will liaise with the prospective fintech partner to identify the suitable candidate based on the skills and talent requirements of the organisation.
Professor Muttukrishnan Rajarajan, Course Director, Professor of Security Engineering and Director of City’s Institute for Cyber Security, says:
"This new postgraduate degree will develop the next generation of financial services professionals to meet open banking challenges through ethical innovation, sustainable product development and automated system-level risk management, for legal and regulatory compliance".
Kirsty Rutter, Fintech Investment Director at Lloyds Banking Group, says:
“The fintech community is awesome at imagining the future and Lloyds Banking Group wants to work with purpose-led organisations, people and teams to do great things for customers and clients and the community at large; we are excited to be working closely with learning organisations like City, University of London and their undergraduate and postgraduate populations to drive change and learn together.”
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