The perfect mix for FinTech businesses
Stirling has several global companies delivering world class innovation in financial technology and this combines with a workforce that is perfectly suited and skilled to support that work.
A pipeline of highly skilled graduates in financial technology related subjects, particularly in Big Data, is produced by the University of Stirling and there is excellent engagement with local industry at all stages of their degree and postgraduate studies.
Our pedigree in financial services and steady pipeline of talent ensures Stirling is a quality location for businesses operating in or around the fin tech sector.
Big Data is rapidly emerging as one of the most important areas of digital technology with a major part to play across all economic sectors potentially and Stirling is one of the best locations in the UK from which to take advantage of the opportunities presented by Big Data.
A superbly qualified and tech savvy workforce combine with one of the leading universities in the UK for Big Data and digital technology related qualifications.
Stirling University’s MSc in Big Data has been developed in partnership with global and local companies who employ data scientists. HSBC have a development centre in Stirling and have provided some interesting Big Data projects to students as have other major players with a base in the city such as Capita and Prudential.
Additionally, Stirling is a member of The Data Lab, which is an Innovation Centre with the aim of developing the data science talent and skills required by industry in Scotland. The data lab facilitates industry involvement and collaboration and provides funding and resources for students. Aside from in Stirling, The MSc in Big Data, in collaboration with The Data Lab, is taught at only three other locations in the UK.