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Masters Programme - Finance, Technology and PolicyMASTERS PROGRAMME

Finance, Technology and Policy
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Masters Programme - Leading Major ProgrammesMASTERS PROGRAMME

Leading Major Programmes
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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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Leading Major Programmes

Major programmes are increasingly prevalent across the global economy to deliver critical transformations; but they need a deep multidisciplinary understanding of strategic risks. The complexity of major programmes with multiple stakeholders, technological innovation, new approaches to financing, governance structures, and data analytics requires wide-ranging knowledge and leadership skills. The demand for leaders able to navigate this complexity is extremely high within government and private sector clients, project managers, designers, contractors, delivery teams, project auditors, etc. Our MSc with its multidisciplinary mix of courses prepared through industry/ university collaborations will equip you with the skills required to organise for success, to manage for success and to develop the personal and collective qualities required to lead successful major programmes.

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Help us shape EFI’s educational portfolio!


EFI is looking for feedback to help develop one of our highly flexible, interdisciplinary, data-focused and project-led taught postgraduate (PGT) programmes. We invite you to share your thoughts on the early ideas for the MSc in Future Democracy/Governance.

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Focus Group Opportunity

We are looking for students to participate in a focus group to contribute to the development of Edinburgh Futures Institute’s (EFI) postgraduate portfolio. We’re after student feedback on whether the proposed programmes are attractive and to help us make them as exciting and relevant as possible.

We’re looking for students who are:

  • 3rd or 4th year undergraduate students
  • Open to further study at postgraduate level

Focus groups take place on 30th and 31st March in George Square and will last no more than 90 minutes. You will receive a £20 Blackwell’s voucher for taking part.

EFI’s educational portfolio will include a suite of highly flexible, interdisciplinary, data-focused and project-led postgraduate programmes in the following areas:

  • Storytelling Futures
  • Education Futures
  • Building Inclusive Societies
  • Future Sustainability
  • Creative Industries

If you’d like to help us develop these exciting programmes, please register your interest here


Finance, Technology and Policy
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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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