Subject to approval
Postgraduate Diploma in Blockchain and Financial Technologies

Start date: March 2024

Online & interactive course content,
discussion forum & webinars

Part time

NFQ Level 9 – 60 ECTS Credits

Complete Postgraduate Diploma within 1 year

Certificate awarded by a leading UK university

Online delivery

*UK level 7 comparable to level 9 on Irish national

Course fee is €7,500 with a discounted rate of €7,000 when paid in full Payment plan available – €235 per month for 36 months

Apply by May 24th 2021 to begin in May 2021
180 credits • 2 years part-time • €7,500 total fees

How to apply

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Postgraduate Diploma in Blockchain and Financial Technologies

The course will equip you with the computation, mathematical, business and financial views of blockchain and financial technologies. After successfully completing the course you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theoretical as well as application of blockchain and financial technologies.

Programme Modules

Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

Cover a range of governance and management topics which will enable you to determine, establish and maintain appropriate governance, delivery and creation of cybersecurity solutions for information, systems and network security.

Technology Management for Organisations

Learn to apply the principles, policies and procedures of cybersecurity and data science to provide resilient and robust organisational solutions for secure and valuable information.

Cyber Resilience and Incident Response

Consider the concepts of secure design across a range of platforms and problem areas. Study applied cryptography, secure programming and defensive programming. Gain the knowledge and skills to undertake first-response in cyber breach.

Cybersecurity and User Experience Design

Study the two themes of cybersecurity and usability in software design. Learn to understand the trade-offs and challenges these themes present. Research challenges in the areas of usable security.

Assessment is 100% coursework-based with no exams. Methods include written reports and practical assignments, designed to evaluate participants’ professional and practical development journey.

Course Modules:

  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Security Management
  • Machine Learning on Big Data

How You’ll Learn

  • Coursework can take a variety of forms, including laboratory work, data analysis and oral presentations.
  • The research dissertation is assessed on a final written report, a poster presentation and a practical component.
  • You will receive detailed feedback on all assessment outlining strengths and areas of improvement.
  • We consistently review our courses to ensure we are up to date with industry changes and requirements from our graduates. As a result, our modules are subject to change.

Learning Outcomes


  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, theories and principles of emerging technologies in Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Big Data, Machine Learning and Security and Intelligent Systems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of contemporary tools and technologies to produce solutions relevant to the domain of Blockchain to meet a set of agreed requirements.

Thinking skills

  • Apply critical reasoning to the production of smart contract environments.
  • Demonstrate independent thinking and analytical skills while solving real-world problems related to blockchain and finances.
  • Apply problem-solving skills to differentiate between prominent blockchain structures and permissioned blockchain service providers, including rising alliances and networks

Subject-Based Practical skills

  • Analysis, interpretation, synthesis and evaluation of design methods and alternative solutions for a given problem in the diverse fields of finance, health, and technology.
  • Identification and implementation of appropriate smart contracts.

Skills for life and work (general skills)

  • Structure and communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Work professionally as an individual and as a team player to develop creative solutions to problems.


Knowledge is assessed by 

  • examinations (in-class and at end of year)
  • individual/group reports
  • group assessments
  • presentations

Thinking skills are assessed by 

  • all assessment tasks set (especially related to critical thinking)
  • use of appropriate problem-solving skills

Practical skills are assessed by 

  • assessment tasks requiring use of general and specialised IT applications
  • demonstration of projects/tasks
  • use of tools in practicals and presentations

Skills for life and work (general skills) are assessed by 

  • evidence of group and team working
  • ability to work to time constraints


  • 4 x 12 week terms
  • Live classes every Tuesday and Thursday evenings for 2 hours
  • 3 Saturday mornings every term


Student support

At Chevron College we are committed to the ongoing needs of our students and offer unrivalled support to all our learners:

  • Highly qualified and experienced tutors.
  • Online & interactive course content, discussion forum & webinars – study when it suits you.
  • Scheduled weekly webinars.
  • Studies Advisor to assist with study plan and skills, in addition to referencing support.
  • Recommended reading uploaded on online platform.

Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s degree 2.2 or above with a focus on information technology (IT) and/or quantitative techniques (e.g., computer science, Engineering, Economics, Finance, Mathematics or other courses that have some quantitative and IT content).

If English isn’t your first language, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept IELTS at 6.0 overall with no individual component below 5.5 or equivalent.

Qualification Gained

Postgraduate Diploma in Blockchain and Financial Technologies FHEQ level 7 comparable to NFQ level 9

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