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Overview

The course will equip you with the computation, mathematical, business and financial views of Blockchain and financial technologies. After successfully completing the course you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theoretical as well as application of Blockchain and Financial technologies.

The MSc Blockchain and Financial Technologies will offer a number of core modules including a dissertation and a limited number of optional modules to enable students who wish to pursue specialisms in areas such as Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech, AI systems in finance, cyber security and data analytics in finance and businesses

What makes this course different

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Enhanced knowledge

Integration of concepts, techniques and applications to enhance students’ knowledge and skills in the intelligent systems’ pipeline.

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Innovative technology

Create innovative solutions through the integration of a range of standard and specialised Intelligent Systems, Machine Learning, and Deep learning tools/technologies.

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Modern University for computing in London

Our computing courses are ranked 2nd in London and 3rd in the country overall amongst all modern Universities (Guardian 2019).

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

You will be assessed using a mixture of practical coursework and a theory exam.

Coursework can take a variety of forms, including laboratory work, data analysis and oral presentations.

The Research Dissertation is assessed on a final written report, a poster presentation and a practical component.

You will receive detailed feedback on all assessment outlining strengths and areas of improvement.

We consistently review our courses to ensure we are up to date with industry changes and requirements from our graduates. As a result, our modules are subject to change.

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MODULES

  • Core Modules
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    Security Management

    This module will provide the core theoretical background necessary for ensuring the security of information systems. The module aims to extend your knowledge of systems and risks management and to identify the problems associated with security management and expand  your ability to better manage security vulnerabilities and integrate security management with the rest of IT management. It provides practical experience of auditing information systems for adequate information security based on industry specific standards.

    Optional Modules
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    Optional Short Placement

    This module is designed to give you an opportunity to develop professional skills and experience within the workplace. It will also help you to establish a range of professional contacts that have the potential to be useful both for project work and assisting in finding employment after graduation.

HOW YOU'LL LEARN

Our specialist laboratories have everything you will need to develop a thorough critical understanding and gain valuable hands-on experience in a wide range of emerging technologies. You will learn to critically develop and evaluate information security policy and assess the effectiveness and improvement of information systems security within the financial systems.

Our dedicated and specialist staff will support you throughout the course and you will be assigned a personal tutor, a course tutor and module tutors to oversee your progress. Dr Amin Karami, the programme leader, has a wide range of expertise in Big Data Analytics, Computational Intelligence and Cyber Security in both industry and academia.

This programme consists of four taught modules and an optional placement year. As a key element of this course you will be asked to complete a dissertation on a cutting-edge topic of your choice. Whatever topic you choose, your dissertation will make an active contribution to the field, providing you with excellent experience for a future career in Blockchain and Financial Technologies.

HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED

You will be assessed using a mixture of practical coursework and a theory exam. Coursework can take a variety of forms, including laboratory work, data analysis and oral presentations. The Research Dissertation is assessed on a final written report, a poster presentation and a practical component. You will receive detailed feedback on all assessment outlining strengths and areas of improvement.

CAMPUS and FACILITIES

Docklands Campus

Docklands Campus, Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

Amin Karami

Dr Amin Karami is the programme leader for MSc Big Data Technologies and the chair of PhD reviews at UEL.

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What we're researching

Circularity and Blockchain Technology for Food Redistribution and Community Well-being

Focusing on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger, this project aims to develop an initial proof of concept software solution via a feasibility study addressing the food insecurity problem, using the Circular Economy theory and Blockchain technology in the redistribution of food and other essentials by expanding the donor network available to charitable food distribution networks.  Embedding the theory in a blockchain solution to solve the food insecurity problem can enhance the way people donate food items, donation transparency (which leads to increased donations), donor anonymity (for data protection) and enable tracking or provenance of donations via an immutable database (via blockchain technology). On the other hand, the software solution can be extended to the donation of recyclable materials to other interested organisations (e.g., manufacturers of skincare products using coffee bean oil or coffee grounds in the UK) enabling donor organisations apply for tax deductions using a fail-proof data source.

The Award (£23,000) has been funded by UCL, Centre for Blockchain Technologies. 

UEL Principal Investigator: Dr Bilyaminu Auwal Romo 

YOUR FUTURE CAREER

Our specialist laboratories have everything you will need to develop a thorough critical understanding and gain valuable hands-on experience in a wide range of emerging technologies. You will learn to critically develop and evaluate information security policy and assess the effectiveness and improvement of information systems security within the financial systems.

Our dedicated and specialist staff will support you throughout the course and you will be assigned a personal tutor, a course tutor and module tutors to oversee your progress. Dr Amin Karami, the programme leader, has a wide range of expertise in Big Data Analytics, Computational Intelligence and Cyber Security in both industry and academia.

This programme consists of four taught modules and an optional placement year. As a key element of this course you will be asked to complete a dissertation on a cutting-edge topic of your choice. Whatever topic you choose, your dissertation will make an active contribution to the field, providing you with excellent experience for a future career in Blockchain and Financial Technologies.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.