M.Sc. in FinTech

MQF Level 7

Master of Science

FinTech

Start
October 2022
Price  (Local/EU)
€9,775
Price  (Non-EU)
€12,000
Part-Time
30 Months
Full-Time
15 Months
ECTS Credits
90 ECTS
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Course Description

The world of fintech – or ‘financial technology’ – is a fresh and burgeoning industry that has supported the financial sector in overcoming various challenges. This programme will develop your professional competence in digital finance and will help you progress to senior financial and information technology roles within the financial sector.

The programme brings together a diverse range of competencies, combining modules in finance, management and information technology to provide an overall analysis of financial systems, products, processes, business models and applications.

You will be presented with a curriculum covering topics on money and banking, international financial and digital currency markets, principles of disruptive innovation, regulatory systems, cryptographic system security, and distributed systems structures.

Entry Requirements

Candidates who apply for this course must possess one of the following:

  • a Level 6 degree in a related field;

OR

  • a Level 5 diploma or higher diploma and 2 years’ work experience, preferably in the fintech

Preference is given to applicants having a Level 6 degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Finance, Banking, Business Management, or any other area related to Financial Management. People with degrees related to IT will also be accepted if accompanied by solid experience in the financial sector.

Target Audience

This course is targeted at fintech professionals, including but not limited to:

  • financial managers
  • bank staff
  • fintech employees
  • accountants
  • IT professionals with experience in finance

Career Paths

The programme aims to prepare you for middle management and senior managerial posts at any financial technology entity.

Modules

You are required to complete all 7 compulsory modules (42 ECTS), and only 3 elective modules out of the proposed 5 (18 ECTS), as well as the Dissertation (30 ECTS) to fulfil the requirements of this Master’s Degree.

How you’ll be assessed

This is a part-time programme that will typically take 30 months to complete. The programme comprises a total of 10 modules. The method of assessment is assignment-based.

The course comprises:

  • 6 lectures per module;
  • 3-hour lectures (evening);
  • 12 hours of online content per module, comprising asynchronous online discussions, tutorials and/or videos.

The course also includes additional, specialised support to help you write your Dissertation, including classes on Qualitative/Quantitative data analysis tools, as well as Dissertation Workshops.

Assignments
Discussions
Dissertation

Course Intake Dates

October 2022
Malta
Local/EU
€9,775
Non-EU
€12,000

Learning Outcomes

The learner will be able to:

  1. Critically discuss the characteristics of different financial technologies.
  2. Analyse the role of disruptive technology in the digital finance field.
  3. Gain a thorough understanding of digital payments, blockchain technology, and cryptocurrency.
  4. Critically appraise the need for AI technologies and how they impact the financial industry.
  5. Navigate international financial markets and institutions.
  6. Employ FinTech Regulation and RegTech (regulatory technology).
  7. Carry out research within the specialised field and develop the ability to criticize the research of other authors.
  8. Communicate the knowledge acquired from research to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
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