Program Overview

The use of financial technology (FinTech) sees financial markets becoming ever more innovative and dynamic; studying this course should help prepare you for a career in FinTech or provide you with the knowledge needed to operate effectively, in other financial sectors being affected by technology.

You’ll have opportunities to:

  • Develop skills in digital fluency to apply theories to a rapidly changing finance sector.

  • Focus on financial technology, big data analytics and the management of risk, in digital environments.

  • Gain a grounding in financial theories and their practical applications.

  • Apply for a ‘professional experience’ opportunity2 designed to further develop your skills and knowledge with the aim of maximising your employability prospects. See modules for more information.


CoventryUnited Kingdom

  Course Duration

12 Months

  Tuition Fee

£ 18,250


IELTS: 6.5

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Why you should study this course

This course is designed to prepare graduates for exciting potential future careers, in sectors such as investment banking, financial services, and financial technology.

It aims to provide a solid grounding in key areas of financial theory, such as derivatives, corporate finance and quantitative methods, before focusing more directly on financial technology. The course aims to provide an overview to the rapidly growing FinTech sector, as well as how to manage risk within it, and how it can be applied in a practical sense to financial firms and their activities.


What you'll study

Alongside an understanding of key financial theories, and how technology can disrupt and improve them, you will have the chance to learn the key skills needed for a future career in a fast-moving, innovative sector, in an internationally diverse environment.

The course also offers you the opportunity to undertake a practical module on data analytics, which is designed to prepare you for the increasing importance of these skills in the modern financial world.



  • Corporate Finance – 15 credits

    The aim of the module is to examine and critique key corporate finance issues, including financial management, risk and return, corporate financing and asset pricing, capital structure and payout policy. The module will take an international perspective and explore both theoretical models and empirical evidence.

  • Quantitative Methods – 15 credits

    This module will cover some of the quantitative techniques commonly used by financial analysts, economists, accountants as well as individual investors. The aim is to give students the basic grounding in econometric methods used in the analysis of quantitative data.

  • Derivatives – 15 credits

    This module focuses on the major classes of derivatives and on the uses of these instruments in hedging, regulatory arbitrage, price discovery, arbitrage and speculation. You will be exposed to both introductory and advanced aspects of the theory and applications of all major classes of derivative products.

  • Governance, Accountability and Ethics – 15 credits

    The aim of this module is to provide you with a framework to examine the key issues in corporate governance. These include underlying corporate governance theory and associated reporting and regulation, the role of monitors and issues of independence and ethics. It will also develop your ability to critically appraise relevant academic literature and current issues, then integrate and synthesise topics in order to participate in current debates and suggest potential insights for development.

  • Introduction to FinTech – 15 credits

    This module aims to examine the development of FinTech and its relationship with financial institutions and the transformation of global financial systems. The module also provides an introduction to various FinTech applications (e.g. cryptocurrencies, payment systems and trading platforms) and evaluates their impact on companies and economies.

  • Risk Management and FinTech – 15 credits

    The aim of the module is to examine and analyse how risk management is connected and applied to FinTech. The module also examines fundamental risk management concepts, definitions of risk and types of risk, governance, standards and regulations, and the impact of risk to enterprises and financial institutions. Alternative risk responses and risk management strategies in FinTech will also be created and evaluated.

  • Applied FinTech – 15 credits

    The aim of the module is to equip you with the skills to critically analyse and evaluate FinTech applications. The module begins with an overview of the architecture of FinTech systems and applications, then goes on to analyse the entrepreneurial and development processes of FinTech applications.

  • Data Analytics using Python/R – 15 credits

    The module aims to provide you with the essential skills in data analytics and data mining. The module covers data classification, clustering, and data mining algorithms that can be applied to financial data. With the use of Python/R, you will also explore ways of training computers to investigate and analyse patterns, trends and rules within financial data sets.

  • Dissertation/Consultancy Project – 50 credits

    In this module, you will carry out a substantive piece of individual research into a business or financial management issue.

    You will be expected to draw upon the knowledge acquired, and the intellectual, technical and analytical skills developed during the course.

    You will be given the opportunity2 to either research a theoretical research question of their choice (research based dissertation) or to address a real question from a host organisation (management consultancy project).


How you'll learn

Teaching methods include:

  • Lectures

  • Seminars

  • Presentations

  • Group projects

  • Workshops

This course can be offered on a part-time basis. Whilst we would like to give you all the information about our part-time offering here, it is tailored for each course each year depending on the number of part-time applicants. Therefore, the part-time teaching arrangements vary.


Applicants should hold a good honours degree 2:2 or above in a relevant academic discipline, such as finance, accounting or economics.

Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.  Each application will be considered on its merits and the final decision will be made by the course director.

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. 


£14,550 per year


International Fees

£18,250 per year

International Pathways 2022 Scholarship

You could enjoy a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees.

Our high-quality foundation, international year one and pre-masters courses are for international students who do not meet the requirements for direct entry to their preferred Coventry University undergraduate or postgraduate course. We can support you to achieve the academic and/or English grades you need and help you gain the personal and professional skills required to study at university.

We want to encourage ambitious international students like you to study at Coventry University, so we’ve secured extra financial support for you worth £3,000, to help with the cost of tuition fees, living expenses and accommodation.

The scholarship application deadline is:

September 2022 intake: 31 July 2022

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate critical understanding of financial theories and principles, and the ability to constructively challenge their assumptions.

  • Critique, interpret and apply financial frameworks and models to real-world and unstructured scenarios in global finance.

  • Effectively extract, manipulate and evaluate financial data from multiple sources to develop reasoned conclusions.

  • Evidence the application of advanced mathematical and statistical methods for financial analysis, interpretation and decision-making.

  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of the role and importance of good corporate governance, ethical responsibility, professional accountability and civic contribution.

  • Execute research using critical judgement in the selection of methodological approaches, research techniques and tools.

  • Effectively communicate financial issues and solutions, both orally and written, to diverse audiences.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles of consultancy and the theories and practices found in leadership.

  • Critically evaluate risk, both financial and technological, assess its impact on enterprises and financial institutions and develop appropriate risk management strategies.

  • Analyse, evaluate and employ FinTech applications to solve financial problems.

  • Utilise computing techniques and machine learning to extract meaningful results and information from large financial data sets.

Through the development of core financial knowledge, alongside FinTech knowledge and capabilities, this course should prepare you to pursue a career in FinTech, or more broadly in finance, in sectors such as investment banking or financial services.
You might find yourself working for a FinTech start-up, or within a large financial institution, applying FinTech techniques to improve processes, services and products.

In addition, due to the nature of finance and its relevance to all organisations, this course aims to help you to develop knowledge which you can then apply to other business careers, public sectors jobs or to pursue your own ambitions.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Talent Team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career. 

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