Edinburgh Futures Institute

Reinventing education

Where data meets society

Forging unexpected partnerships

Reshaping the fabric of society


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Masters Programme - Finance, Technology and PolicyMASTERS PROGRAMME

Finance, Technology and Policy
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Edinburgh Futures Institute is for students who want to work across disciplinary boundaries to address real problems, thinking deeply about the social implications of technological change, and learning in new and creative ways.

The Institute will offer a combination of named programmes in key areas, as well as a portfolio of project-led, interdisciplinary programmes designed to address critical aspects of our shared social and technological futures.

We are developing a unique hybrid teaching model which will enable students to choose when to be on campus and when to be at a distance, as well as developing new kinds of vibrant study and interaction spaces in the EFI building.

We want EFI Education to be accessible locally, nationally and globally, and to set a new standard for world class interdisciplinary higher education.

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Decades of technological advancements and new regulations have substantially altered how financial services are delivered.

The skills required to succeed within the finance sector have become more complex, with financial institutions, looking to take advantage of the growing availability of large amounts of data.

The ability to develop complex and appropriate technical solutions is now prized by organisations in the finance industry from the large established companies to start-ups.

Our MSc has been developed to equip you with the skills you need to meet existing industry challenges as well as be prepared for future ones.

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Built on four pillars

Defying boundaries

Defying boundaries

Complex problems are rarely addressed from a single perspective. The University has created a radically different space, free from institutional restrictions, to foster interdisciplinary thinking, teaching and action.

Meaningful collaborations

Meaningful collaborations

Universities alone cannot tackle big challenges. We will collaborate with forward-thinking businesses, NGOs, governments and universities to ask what the future could look like and provoke change.

Data fluent

Data fluent

We will mix our world-class expertise in data science with the arts, humanities and social sciences to better understand key issues. We will explore how data can improve civic services, catalyse creative sectors and address challenges in financial technology.

World-changing activities

World-changing activities

All of our activities – including new programmes, start-up projects, cutting-edge research – will make a change, whether locally or on a global scale. Our outcomes will empower the public, policy-makers, students and partners.

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