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What can students expect from the FinTech Master Programme?

Published Bernice on Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Master in Financial Technology at the University of Rennes1 in France

The University of Rennes1, in association with other major European universities will launch its first ever Master in FinTech (Financial Technology) programme in September 2020. What’s interesting about this programme is that, unlike many other MA programmes around the world, students have a choice of 8 universities where to start and finish their course. These are:

  1. University of Rennes1, in France
  2. Alto, in Finland 
  3. ELTE, in Hungary
  4. KTH, in Sweden
  5. Nice UCA, in France
  6. POLIMI, in Italy
  7. Trento, in Italy
  8. UPM, in Spain

This means that students can, for example, do their first year at the University of Rennes1, and finish off the course (it is a 2-year course) at the University of Trento in Italy. Or, for example, do the first year at KTH in Sweden, and finish off the final year the the University of Rennes1 in France. Apart from giving students the opportunity to live in 2 different countries and 2 different cities, this option is also an interesting way to meet more people, hence get more innovative ideas and more business opportunities.

What does the course consist of?

Throughout these two years students can expect to be trained as the new generations of computer scientists that will develop the emerging sector of Financial Technology. They will also learn how to feed the ecosystem through innovative activities, research and original technological solutions in key areas, such as digital finance.

Apart from the academic side, this course also has a very valid hands-on aspect. In fact, students will have the unique opportunity to work together with the industry at early stages of their studies through company internships. This involvement will allow them to know the financial and technological needs of the public and private sectors, and positively impact the ICT ecosystem in the Rennes Cluster and the great number of companies focusing on FinTech technologies in this city.

If students prefer to follow an academic track, they will be able to do research in major industrial Research & Development centres as well as to complete a Ph.D. programme.

Who can apply for this course?

The MA FinTech Programme is open to students who hold a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Applicants from the fields of Economics or Administrative Science can also apply as long as they can prove to have a strong formation or experience in Information Technology. Additionally, candidates should present an innovative technological project which they will be developing throughout the programme.

Further information?

If any of our agents are interested in receiving more information about this interesting course, we encourage you to contact Prof. Pina Stranger on or you can get in touch with us, and we will in turn, put you in touch with the team in Rennes.

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