BSc Hons Financial Technology

This is a unique course developed for the dynamic, growing FinTech sector. It is designed to produce industry focused graduates with an in-depth knowledge of core finance and technology principles with a strong practical understanding of how theory informs professional practice.

The Ulster University Business School has developed the BSc Hons Financial Technology working in partnership with FD, developing a programme which offers students the opportunity to take this degree as part of a Higher Level Apprenticeship Scheme.

Student Benefits:

  • Students have the opportunity to gain a valuable degree qualification whilst working in the FinTech sector.
  • Develop a broad skillset which will enhance your opportunities in your future professional career.
  • The course is a foundation for completion of complementary professional qualifications.

Entry Requirements:

The University recognises a range of qualifications for admission to this course:

  • Satisfy the University’s general entry requirements and provide competency in numeracy (GCSE grade B Mathematics or equivalent); and
  • Hold a minimum of grades BCC at A level (if including A level Mathematics), or grades BBC if not including A level Mathematics (or of an equivalent standard in other Level 3 qualifications); or
  • Provide evidence of their ability to undertake the programme through the accreditation of prior experiential learning process. International applicants must satisfy the University’s minimum requirements for English language.

More information on the Apprenticeship can by found by clicking here.


How to Apply:

  • You should first apply to the BSc Hons Financial Technology course via Ulster University’s website by clicking below.
  • After a successful review from the University, you will be provided access to the University’s ‘Employer Portal’.
  • The ‘Employer Portal’ will allow you to select FD as an employer for the Apprenticeship.
  • Selecting FD will redirect you to our application process where you can then apply directly to FD as your potential employer for the Apprenticeship.




Note: If you have already applied and been accepted onto the BSc Hons Financial Technology,
you will find a link to apply to FD on Ulster University’s Employer Portal.


About FD:
First Derivatives is a publicly held company, trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSE FDP.L) and Irish Stock Exchange (IEX:FDP.I). The Company is headquartered in Newry, Northern Ireland from where it has established its research and development centre, its Capital Markets Competency Centre and its near-shore support facilities. The Company has continued to expand its service offering and now has operational bases in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia to service its global client base. It is recognized as one of the fastest growing capital markets service providers in the world. FD now employs over 2,500 employees worldwide.