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Summer school

Boost your career prospects with our summer school


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If you're looking to boost your career prospects in the fast-moving finance sector, we can help. At our summer school you can learn about fintech in the heart of the City of London – from the experts. This is a unique intensive 2-week study programme.

About the summer school

During this 2-week programme in June, you’ll study at our London campus with like-minded students and expert faculty, and earn Higher Education Credit Framework for England.

Learn all about fintech through a mixture of lectures, tutorials and co-curricular activities.

There will be organised social activities for participants, and you’ll be free to explore London in your spare time. Airport pick up, timetabled social trips and accommodation are all included in the course fee!

Why study this programme?

As the world evolves, so does banking and finance. And it currently needs specialists in fintech and digital banking.

With this summer school, you will broaden your understanding of fintech in general and gain a deeper understanding of:

  • fintech in context, and what the future holds
  • blockchain, cryptography and crypto currencies
  • AI and its limits
  • regtech
  • niche markets.

Upon successful completion you will earn 20 UK credits at QAA Level 5.

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Why study with us?

  • We’ve been providing education at the heart of banking, finance and business for more than 140 years – making the sector more accessible, inclusive and sustainable. Today, we deliver world-class education at every level all around the world.  
  • We are the only professional body in the world with taught degree awarding powers.
  • With a focus on life-long learning, we’ll equip you with real-world skills and globally recognised qualifications so you can achieve your personal career goals and life-long ambitions.   
  • Join a community of over 1.5 million who have excelled through our degree programmes, professional qualifications and accredited online courses. 

Entry criteria

Participants must have successfully completed the first year of an undergraduate degree programme in economics, finance, banking, or related subject areas, in an English speaking programme/teaching university.

How to apply

Complete the register your interest form below and we will contact you.

Course duration

19 – 30 June 2023

(2 weeks)


£1,500 Early Bird discount for confirmed bookings before May 1st

£1,800 Bookings from May 1st

Refer a friend, get £300 off each.

Course content

The financial services industry is a highly regulated sector that, while being dominated by traditional banks, has been subject to an entrepreneurial inflow of electronic services and disruptive technologies.

This module provides a bridge between banking, finance, and technology.

In this 2-week programme, we’ll discuss one key innovation in financial technologies – namely the development of e-commerce – alongside other modern technologies like social media, the importance of disintermediation, the rise of Challengers, peer to peer platforms (P2P), Crowdfunding, cryptography, cryptocurrency (e.g., bitcoin), blockchain, big data, cybersecurity, RegTech, and ultimately a potentially cashless society.

This module is taught as a combination of workshops and guest speakers from the industry.

Content outline

  • History of money and ledger-based economics
  • Disintermediation
  • Traditional and challenger banks
  • e-finance and services
  • Big data and digital currency: cryptography, cryptocurrency, bitcoin, counterfeiting
  • Blockchain: e-contracts, e-payments, and cybersecurity
  • Digital forensics
  • Legal and regulatory issues
  • Investments: peer-to-peer and crowdfunding
  • Further developments in financial innovation
Read the module specification