MSc in Fintech Innovation

  • Application Deadline:
    9th August 2024
  • Start Date:
    9th September 2024
  • Duration:
    2 years part-time
  • Delivery:
  • Subsidised Fees:
    €2,950 per year

MSc in Fintech Innovation

Pushing the boundaries of financial innovation.

Our online MSc in Fintech Innovation will equip graduates with critical insights into fintech, allowing them to push the boundaries of innovative thinking and opportunity recognition.

Why should I study the MSc in Fintech Innovation?

Digital technologies and developments are continuing to influence transformation in business and operational models. Knowing Your Customer (KYC) is central to these models, embracing key innovative tools such as data analytics, design thinking, sprints, development operations and UX.

This has created a growing demand for talent with the ability to transcend knowledge domains in finance, innovation and technology. This flexibility is required to support inter-and multidisciplinary innovation teams to work with agility.

Participants on this MSc in Fintech Innovation have the opportunity to engage with and learn from our industry partners through our panel of Emerging Technology Series of Thought Leaders. This leads to the development of products and services for B2B, B2C or new hybrid products and services reaching the market.


How will the MSc in Fintech Innovation benefit me?

This unique programme is designed to ensure continued pushing of the boundaries of innovative thinking and opportunity recognition within Fintech

The programme will be delivered by a dedicated team of specialist lecturers in the Munster Technological University (MTU), complimented by a series of expert guest speakers from industry and academia.

This collaborative venture of academia and industry experts will ensure participants are exposed to cutting-edge thinking and research in FinTech Innovation.


Learn more about this programme by watching the introduction video below from our educational partners at Munster Technological University (MTU)


The MSc in Fintech Innovation course is delivered online / part-time over four semesters. Year 1 runs from September 2023 to June 2024 and Year 2 runs from September 2024 to May 2025. The capstone project is completed in the student’s own time during the period of May to August 2025.

Online Classes take place two nights per week per semester from 6pm to 9pm. Delivery will be a blend of tutor-led classes, live Q&A sessions, and pre-recorded lessons. Classes generally commence week 3 of September.

Optional in person industry workshops/events, dates will be provided upon course commencement.


Semester 1

  • Digital Transformation
  • Service Design for Financial Strategy


Semester 2

  • Financial Information Analysis
  • Development Operations for Process Management
  • Organisational Culture & Leadership


Semester 3

  • Data Analytics in Fintech
  • Leveraging Cloud Technologies


Semester 4

  • Financial Service Regulation
  • Innovating through an Entrepreneurial Mind-Set


Electives for Semester 3 (chose one from)

  • Cybersecurity or Management Law (electives)


Detailed information on each module is available here on the Munster Technological University (MTU) website.


Academic Eligibility

The minimum entry requirement for course participants will be 2nd Class Honours Grade 2, in a Computer Science (Level 8) degree, a Financial Services Level 8 degree, or a degree in a cognate discipline.

Candidates who do not meet this requirement but who possess relevant skills and learning may be considered under the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning procedure.  Please advise upon application if you wish to apply via RPL.

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency. IELTS Academic 6.0 (No less than a 5.5 in any one band). English language tests must be undertaken no more than two years prior to the start of a programme. GNIB Status if a Non-EU Citizen



Full Course fee per year: €3,875
Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet grant per year: €925
Student fee per year for 2024 to be confirmed. The 2023 subsidised fee, as reference, was €2.950

Part-funded/grant-aided fees are only available to eligible applicants*.


*Funding Eligibility

Applicants must be working in a private or commercial semi-state organisation registered in the Republic of Ireland(Business, Consultant, Freelancer) to avail of the grant-aided fees. As a government-funded training network, we can only support those meeting these criteria.


“It’s exciting to be involved in this MSc in Fintech Innovation. Graduates of the programme bring new skills and capability to this dynamic industry. The course is an excellent example of collaboration between MTU, Skillnet Ireland and IDA Ireland responding to the needs of business.” Siobhán Hanley, Head of Fintech & Payments at IDA Ireland 


Video: Hear from past participants


To apply, please use the ‘Apply Now’ button on this page and ensure to attach your up-to-date CV so you can be assessed for funding eligibility.

Alternatively, email with the below information:

  • Subject line: MSc in Fintech
  • Information of your current employer
  • Information of current highest NFQ level obtained
  • Attach your CV


Once approved for funding, applicants will be advised on next steps for their application to Munster Technological University (MTU), where your academic eligibility will be assessed. MTU is the final arbitrator on who is accepted onto the course.