Edinburgh Napier has launched a new dedicated Masters degree in Fintech.

The new MSc Financial Technology is “an exciting hybrid”, drawing its content from both the University’s Business School and the School of Computing. Students will have the opportunity to study subjects such as financial management, data wrangling and transnational financial crime. There will also be an opportunity to learn about the management of online identity issues such as fraud.

“As the only Scottish University to offer undergraduate degrees in financial services developed with input from leading Scottish financial institutions, I am delighted to see our leadership in this area grow with an exciting new course that cuts across traditional academic boundaries,” said Gail Boag, dean of Edinburgh Napier’s Business School.

“Fintech has evolved to disrupt and reshape commerce and in particular financial services, gaining significant momentum. We are well placed to support this growing digital sector in Scotland combining expertise in finance and computing with practice and application.”

David Potter, fintech programme leader at Edinburgh Napier, said: “The global phenomenon of fintech is key to the successful future of all organisations, no matter what size and we’re delighted that Edinburgh Napier is investing in this area with the establishment of a new dedicated Masters course.”

by Alex Hamilton
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