Published: 02 November 2020

5 reasons to study our Fintech and Policy MSc

Surrey's FinTech and Policy MSc, run jointly by the Surrey Business School and the School of Law, provides a cutting-edge multi-disciplinary introduction into the fast-moving world of FinTech, its importance in global markets, and the big policy questions about how this innovative sector should (or should not) be regulated for the benefit of society at large.

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London is considered to be the world’s leading FinTech hub


1. Interdisciplinary nature

Our new course incorporates lecturers’ knowledge and expertise from a variety of areas, namely: finance, law, digital economy and computer science. It’s an up to date and progressive programme for students who want to gain both a technology-based business education, combined with knowledge of law plus ethical and policy questions in the area.

2. Combining FinTech with policy

The new FinTech sector is transforming the global financial services industry and combining FinTech with policy is becoming an increasingly in-demand area. Our course will equip graduates with a solid grounding in analytics, financial regulation and ethics, giving you the skills and training you need to get a competitive edge in today’s job market.

3. Student experience

The programme is taught by cutting edge researchers and experienced members of industry alike. It offers a number of hands-on opportunities for students to research and develop project ideas under the supervision of both academics and business leaders. Studying our MSc means being part of Surrey’s global network with ties to the finance and legal sectors in London and internationally. Additionally, we have the Centre of Digital Economy within Surrey Business School, as well as FinTech and entrepreneurial experts.

4. Our location

Our proximity to London is a huge benefit to the sector, as the capital is considered to be the world’s leading FinTech hub. Our campus is a 34-minute train journey into central London, which provides our students with fantastic links to the world’s top FinTech organisations. This ensures that our Surrey graduates are perfectly positioned to take the next step in their careers upon graduation.

5. Our rankings

We were ranked 8th for business and economics and the top 20 for law in the UK by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021. We were also ranked 15th for employability in law in the Guardian University Guide 2021.


Regarding the new course, Professor Alex Sarch, Head of the School of Law said: "I am delighted we are able to launch this dynamic and highly relevant MSc programme. It draws on our deep research expertise and industry experience in both the Surrey Business School and the Law School, and the flexible programme structure will make it an attractive choice to students with a range of backgrounds and levels of experience. In short, it is a terrific opportunity for students to gain highly marketable knowledge and skills in an increasingly desirable field of employment."  

Professor Bonnie Buchanan, Head of the Department of Finance and Accounting said: “The launch of the MSc in FinTech and Policy course at the University of Surrey is a tremendous opportunity for students to acquire skills from global experts in the fields of FinTech and law. This is a rapidly evolving field that is having far-reaching consequences for the global economy.”

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