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  • Postgraduate taught
  • MSc

Financial Technology

Lead innovation in financial technology.

Lead innovation in financial technology

Gain the level of in-demand quantitative and analytical skills needed to excel in the fintech and financial sectors

91% of our class of 2022 were employed within six months of graduating

Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • MSc

  • Duration

    1 year

  • Start date

    September 2024

  • Study mode


  • Fees

    • £45,400 Home

    • £45,400 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

Minimum entry standard

  • First or 2:1 from a recognised university in a highly quantitative discipline such as Finance, Mathematics, Economics, Engineering, Science, Computer science

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Course overview

Gain the in-demand quantitative and analytical skills - including coding and programming capabilities - you need to embark on a successful and exciting career in fintech or in the financial services sector.

Our exciting one-year MSc Financial Technology programme offers a wide range of electives that are continually updated to enable you to tailor your learning and match your career aspirations.

You'll get the opportunity to meet and network with leading global organisations, thanks to our London location and ongoing relationships with major employers in the finance sector.


This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.

Please note: it may not always be possible to take specific combinations of modules due to timetabling conflicts. For confirmation, please check with the relevant department.

Before the programme begins you will be expected to complete some pre-study modules which are delivered through The Hub, Imperial College Business School’s online learning environment.

These modules will be available to students who have accepted an offer of admission from July onwards, and are designed to give you a basic knowledge of areas which will be covered by the programme throughout the academic year.

Once you are on campus in September, the programme begins with the Foundations in Financial Technology module, made up of six components that introduce the tools of modern finance, enhance your programming knowledge and help you to develop your commercial awareness and career development skills.

  • Applications of R and Databases for Finance
  • Business Valuation
  • Markets and Securities
  • Data Structures and Algorithms with Python

Throughout the autumn, spring and summer terms, you will study core modules across key areas to build on previous experience while introducing new and challenging disciplines.

  • Accounting and Corporate Finance
  • Big Data in Finance I
  • Blockchain and Applications
  • Ethics & Professional Standards in Finance (online)
  • Financial Econometrics in R/Python
  • Investments and Portfolio Management
  • Mathematics for Finance

You will take four electives (if you undertake the Applied Project), or three electives (if you undertake the Research Project), from the following elective modules.

In the spring and summer terms, you will choose between undertaking two types of projects, in order to develop specialist skills and subject knowledge to benefit your future career. 

You can either pursue an Applied Project together with an additional elective, or a traditional Research Project. If you have secured a work placement, with approval you will be able to link your project to the area of finance of the employer organisation.

  • Applied Project
  • Work Placement
  • Research Project

Teaching and assessment

Teaching and learning methods

  • Case studies
  • Equipment/technique demonstrations
  • Presentations and seminars
  • A group of people interacting
    Group work
  • Person at lectern giving speech
  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment
  • Recorded lectures available online
    Lecture recordings
  • People collaborating and completing practical work.
    Practical classes
  • Work placement opportunity
  • Workshops

Assessment methods

  • Case studies
  • Person completing coursework
    Continuous assessments
  • Essays
  • Formal presentations
  • Multiple choice tests
  • Person participating in classroom discussion.
  • Papers from a written report
  • A person completing a written exam
    Written exams

Entry requirements

We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.

How to apply

Apply online

If you are applying to the Business School, you may be considered for one course per admissions cycle. If you are applying for a Finance Master's, we will take your areas of interest and eligibility into account when considering you for alternative programmes.

Tuition fees

Tuition fee

2024 entry


How will studying at Imperial help my career?

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Analyse disruptive innovations, program live financial models, and evaluate investment decisions to gain expertise in financial technology.

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Electives range from Fintech Innovation to Computational Finance with C++, offering a wide range of specialisations.

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With specialised knowledge, you'll be highly sought after in a range of sectors.

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Investment banking, asset and investment management, and sales and trading are just some of your options.

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Other potential career paths include corporate or retail banking, hedge funds, M&A, finance, accounting services, research, and private wealth management.

Terms and conditions

There are some important pieces of information you should be aware of when applying to Imperial. These include key information about your tuition fees, funding, visas, accommodation and more.

Read our terms and conditions

You can find further information about your course, including degree classifications, regulations, progression and awards in the programme specification for your course.

Programme specifications