Published: 24 March 2024

Five reasons to study a masters in FinTech and policy at Surrey

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.


1. Interdisciplinary nature

This 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 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. Ninety-four per cent of our Surrey Business School postgraduate students go on to employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2023, HESA). 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’re ranked 11th for business and economics in the UK and 90th in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024. Surrey Business School is ranked 1st in the UK for Finance in the 2023 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) with an overall satisfaction score of 100% (CAH Group 3) 


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