The storied London School of Economics is now offering an online “Cryptocurrency Investments and Disruption” course, according to reports from the Financial Times and information on the school’s website. The school has said that the course deals with issues surrounding the technology and its social implications and is “not a Finance course” to educate students about investment decisions.
The school says that its course has been certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service and includes roughly sixty hours of coursework. It claims to combine practical knowledge about cryptocurrency assets with “theoretical thought leadership.” That practical knowledge includes things like how to use cryptocurrency wallets, interactions with digital currency exchanges, and information to help students learn to analyze ICO.
Students will also gain a more detailed understanding of the broader social implications of digital currency:
“You’ll also explore how cryptocurrencies and blockchain will shape the future of money, markets and industries with your international cohort of professionals. Set against theoretical frameworks from LSE, the knowledge you gain in this course will enable you to critically engage with and assess the causes of things in the cryptoasset world - not only in today’s volatile cryptocurrency market, but for years to come.
During this course you will be provided with the information, knowledge and frameworks to deepen your understanding of blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies - how they operate and the implications for business and the economy.”
The course has a start date of August 14, 2018, with registrations closing on August 22. Students who opt for the 6-week, £ 1,800 program should expect to commit between 7 and 10 hours a week to their studies.