University of Sussex Now Offers Undergraduate Fintech Degree


The University of Sussex is the first university in England to offer an undergraduate degree in fintech.

The new BSc Finance and Technology (Fintech) degree, which is also the first in the UK to include the one-year industry internship option, is already open for applications and will welcome its first cohort of students in September 2019.

Carol Alexander, professor of finance at the University of Sussex Business School, said: “By 2020, the FinTech sector is expected to create hundreds of thousands of jobs in the UK alone. It is already worth £ 7 billion to the UK economy and its strategic importance was recently underlined by Chancellor Philip Hammond. However, this potential can only be realized if the talent pool exists. Students should graduate with the skills necessary for a career in this rapidly changing industry. We are confident that our BSc will meet this need and help the UK maintain its position as a global fintech innovator.

The course design follows Sussex’s tradition of interdisciplinary education. It is provided jointly by the University of Sussex Business School and the School of Engineering and Informatics. Students will have unique opportunities to gain interdisciplinary experiences in the fields of finance, business, IT, IT, analytical methods and ethics. They will have access to real-time data from Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters databases to challenge students to tackle real-world challenges.

Sussex’s BSc Finance and Technology will prepare students for a range of careers ranging from blockchain technology for Web 3.0, robotics consulting for long-term asset management, high-frequency trading, smart contracts for derivatives and mathematical models for risk analysis. Students would also have the opportunity to extend their studies in Sussex with our already established MSc in Fintech, Risk and Investment Analysis.

Dr Malgorzata Sulimierska, Director of the BSc Finance and Technology course, said: “The financial sector is changing at an incredible rate and the impact of financial technology innovation on jobs in traditional financial sectors is likely to be immense. Our course aims to equip students with the skills they need to find employment in this new work environment.

The university has been highly regarded by the industry for developing this course.

Sam Baker, Managing Director of Trading Company OSTC Brighton, who will teach two of the modules, said: “As an employer in FinTech, OSTC is always on the lookout for graduates with skills that set them apart. a crowd. In an increasingly competitive market, students who take this unique course at the University of Sussex will find themselves graduating with skills and working knowledge of the industry, giving the finance industry an edge to the fastest growing finance sector. faster.


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