Fintech talent and skills
Edinburgh has grown to become the 2nd largest financial services sector in the UK after London. As one of the world’s leading Universities we produce over 1,000 graduates a year in data science, and over 300 in Finance and Innovation. We supply a rich pipeline of talent to help businesses, both locally and globally, grow their Fintech capabilities, and we have ambitious plans to increase our impact and help make Edinburgh the Data Capital of Europe.
We are currently recruiting students for the first cohort on our MSc in Finance, Technology & Policy, which will begin in September 2019. It is a unique degree applying the core principles of finance with practical skills in programming, machine learning and big data analysis within a problem-based learning framework to help students develop the skillsets that are relevant for Fintech roles of today and the future.
We also develop Fintech talent across our wider programme portfolio, which includes specialist degrees in:
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Banking & Risk
Financial Modelling & Optimization
Computational Mathematical Finance
Data-Driven Innovation in Fintech
The University of Edinburgh is investing significantly in data-driven innovation to make the Edinburgh city-region one of the top Fintech ecosystems in the world. Through two new innovation hubs – the Edinburgh Futures Institute and the Bayes Centre – we aim to create and nurture a vibrant data science and technology cluster that transforms businesses and communities.
The Edinburgh Futures Institute will bring together experts from across the University to help rework the future of financial services. In partnership with entrepreneurs, employees and governments, it will tackle issues in Fintech such as regulation and governance, creating value, and how businesses, individuals and communities can innovate to redefine their future.
Launched in 2018, the Bayes Centre is using world-leading data science and artificial intelligence to shape a better future for everyone. Working with partners, it is a proving ground for data-driven innovation to solve real-world problems through scientific enquiry, inspiring design and industrial collaboration.
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