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Department of Finance | MSc Finance (Financial Technology and Banking)

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Program Duration

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Main Subject Area

Accounting and FinanceMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Accounting and Finance

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

MSc Finance (Financial Technology & Banking) at Durham University

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This MSc equips you with the knowledge you need to establish a successful career in this highly specialised and fast-evolving area of finance.


The MSc in Finance (Financial Technology & Banking) focuses on a highly specialised sector of finance that is involved every day in the lives of people and in the decisions and directions taken by businesses and organisations across the globe. It will equip you with the skills and knowledge to work successfully in this vitally important area of finance.


You will learn how to apply state-of-the art analytical skills, technical skills, and research techniques to financial scenarios in a teaching environment that is challenging and rewarding. Learning is designed to reflect our core values of fairness in how we experience the financial world and equality of access to financial services. Leading global financial institutions and businesses and prestigious PhD research programmes all look for such knowledge and experience.


The 12-month full-time course comprises a combination of core and optional modules, culminating in a practice-based business project or a research-based dissertation depending on the learning direction you choose.


Through a blend of lectures, seminars, and practical work, you will study an up-to-date range of modules including financial technologies, bank management, specialist finance software, banking and financial intermediation and econometric methods.


The course has partnership status with the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA), the leading global association for investment professionals and the accepted benchmark around the world for technical excellence in financial markets.


The School has made a significant investment in database resources, giving you access to live and historical data from providers including Bloomberg, Capital IQ, Thomson Reuters, DataStream and Orbis. These state-of-the-art databases give you the opportunity to interrogate the financial records of millions of companies worldwide and add valuable insight to your research.


By joining us, you will experience teaching by passionate and dedicated academics who are committed to the study of finance and how it interacts with the everyday lives of individuals and its role within global institutions. Having completed the course, you will be equipped to enjoy a successful career working or researching in finance, banking, or a related discipline.


The fast-moving field of financial technology and banking is a stimulating and, at times, challenging choice of career that brings with it a wealth of rewards. We have a support structure in place that will help you secure a future in this popular sector.


Our global links with more than 380 partners in 68 industry sectors across the world benefits the University, its students, and partners alike. This network is not only vital in maintaining our reputation as a business school that shapes innovative researchers and alumni who have made a significant contribution in the finance sector, it also opens up potential employment opportunities for our graduates.


The Business School holds a careers weekend and career insight events featuring experts in their fields, and we will ensure you get the most out of your participation in business projects and placements and in any international opportunities.


This course will prepare you for a stimulating career in a competitive sector anywhere in the world, underpinned by our core values of equality of access to financial services and fairness in how we experience the financial world. 


Take a look at some of the roles taken up by recent finance graduates from the Business School:


  • Associate at PwC
  • Tax Consultant at KPMG
  • Auditor at Deloitte
  • Market Risk Analyst at Bangkok Bank
  • Consultant at EY
  • Management Trainee at the Chinese Construction Bank


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Program overview

Main Subject

Accounting and Finance

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

MSc Finance (Financial Technology & Banking) at Durham University

[email protected]


This MSc equips you with the knowledge you need to establish a successful career in this highly specialised and fast-evolving area of finance.


The MSc in Finance (Financial Technology & Banking) focuses on a highly specialised sector of finance that is involved every day in the lives of people and in the decisions and directions taken by businesses and organisations across the globe. It will equip you with the skills and knowledge to work successfully in this vitally important area of finance.


You will learn how to apply state-of-the art analytical skills, technical skills, and research techniques to financial scenarios in a teaching environment that is challenging and rewarding. Learning is designed to reflect our core values of fairness in how we experience the financial world and equality of access to financial services. Leading global financial institutions and businesses and prestigious PhD research programmes all look for such knowledge and experience.


The 12-month full-time course comprises a combination of core and optional modules, culminating in a practice-based business project or a research-based dissertation depending on the learning direction you choose.


Through a blend of lectures, seminars, and practical work, you will study an up-to-date range of modules including financial technologies, bank management, specialist finance software, banking and financial intermediation and econometric methods.


The course has partnership status with the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA), the leading global association for investment professionals and the accepted benchmark around the world for technical excellence in financial markets.


The School has made a significant investment in database resources, giving you access to live and historical data from providers including Bloomberg, Capital IQ, Thomson Reuters, DataStream and Orbis. These state-of-the-art databases give you the opportunity to interrogate the financial records of millions of companies worldwide and add valuable insight to your research.


By joining us, you will experience teaching by passionate and dedicated academics who are committed to the study of finance and how it interacts with the everyday lives of individuals and its role within global institutions. Having completed the course, you will be equipped to enjoy a successful career working or researching in finance, banking, or a related discipline.


The fast-moving field of financial technology and banking is a stimulating and, at times, challenging choice of career that brings with it a wealth of rewards. We have a support structure in place that will help you secure a future in this popular sector.


Our global links with more than 380 partners in 68 industry sectors across the world benefits the University, its students, and partners alike. This network is not only vital in maintaining our reputation as a business school that shapes innovative researchers and alumni who have made a significant contribution in the finance sector, it also opens up potential employment opportunities for our graduates.


The Business School holds a careers weekend and career insight events featuring experts in their fields, and we will ensure you get the most out of your participation in business projects and placements and in any international opportunities.


This course will prepare you for a stimulating career in a competitive sector anywhere in the world, underpinned by our core values of equality of access to financial services and fairness in how we experience the financial world. 


Take a look at some of the roles taken up by recent finance graduates from the Business School:


  • Associate at PwC
  • Tax Consultant at KPMG
  • Auditor at Deloitte
  • Market Risk Analyst at Bangkok Bank
  • Consultant at EY
  • Management Trainee at the Chinese Construction Bank


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Admission requirements

1 Year
Sep-2024

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Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Undergraduate courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Opportunities for multidisciplinary studies are also available through the Department of Natural Sciences, Department of Liberal Arts or the Department of Combined Honours in Social Sciences.

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Undergraduate programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Masters/Postgraduate Taught programmes.

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