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University of Reading

Whiteknights , Reading Berkshire ,United Kingdom

Master's in Finance and Financial Technology (FinTech)

The advances in financial technology have brought about transformational changes in many branches of the finance industry. The introduction of blockchain technology and digital currencies have created a revolution in payment systems and generated widespread disintermediation via peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding for firms, and online stockbroking and robo-advisory services for individual investors. Many of these innovations are based on the processing of large amounts of data (or “Big Data”) via machine learning algorithms.
Through this course you will specialise in digital banking and payment systems, Python programming, finance applications of machine learning algorithms. You will also gain an in-depth understanding of big data in finance and insurance, along with emerging technologies including blockchain, cryptocurrencies. Through trading simulations, you will learn about securities, futures and options and algorithmic trading. You will also explore FinTech regulation and the challenges posed by data protection and cyber security.

Intakes

  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30