Postgraduate Diploma in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

MQF Level 7

Postgraduate Diploma

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

TBA 2024
Price  (Local/EU)
Price  (Non-EU)
Part-Time: 24 months
Full-Time: 12 months
ECTS Credits
60 Credits (ECTS)

Course Description

This programme prepares you for higher financial and information technology roles within the financial industry, as well as to become competent professionals in the dynamic field of cryptocurrency.

You will benefit from diverse experiences, combining finance, management, and information technology to obtain a holistic view of cryptocurrency systems and applications. You will be exposed to topics such as money and banking, international financial and digital currency markets, principles of disruptive innovation, regulatory systems, cryptographic systems 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;


a Level 5 diploma or higher diploma and 5 years’ work experience in a supervisory or managerial role.

Preference is given to applicants having a Level 6 degree in a discipline related to the study programme and a minimum of 3 years’ work experience in management within the sector covered by the study programme.


Target Audience

This course is targeted at fintech professionals with work experience, such as:  

  • financial managers 
  • bank staff 
  • fintech employees 
  • accountants 
  • accounts clerks 
  • employees with a financial background 


Career Paths

This programme aims to prepare you for senior posts such as that of CEO, managing director or head of department of any financial or information technology entity.  


You are required to complete all 5 compulsory modules (30 ECTS) to fulfil the requirements of this postgraduate diploma.

How you’ll be assessed

This is a part-time programme and will typically take 24 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 guided learning, presentations, comprising synchronous online discussions, tutorials and/or videos;
  • Self-study hours comprising research, reading and assignment work.



The programme includes different forms of assessment which allow for and promote students’ critical engagement. The formative and summative assessment tasks may include an in-class assignment and/or a home-based written assignment using diverse assessment tools which may take the form of online and in-class discussions, examinations, case studies, reports, proposals, essays, and presentations, etc., as applicable to the diverse modules.


Course Intake Dates

TBA 2024

Learning Outcomes

The learner will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of cryptocurrencies and their funcationality and critically assess and apply the necessary characteristics of different cryptocurrencices transactions.
  2. Critically analyse the importance of using disruptive technology models in strategic planning and financial processes.
  3. Critically analyse and communicate the opportunities Blockchain technologies and cryptocurrency create in the financial and other industries.
  4. Assess a variety of approaches towards new regulatory systems governing digital currency.
  5. Gain a thorough understanding of the information systems and resources supporting cryptocurrencies.
  6. Critically analyse current and future investment instruments used in international financial markets.
  7. Navigate cryptographic security and analyse how security can be modified according to the new digital currency payments.
  8. Monitor the main activities of foreign exchange markets and their impact on cryptocurrencies.
  9. Carry out research within the specialised field and develop the ability to criticize the research of other authors.
  10. Communicate the knowledge acquired from research to specialist and non-specialist audiences.



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