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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Prepare for a career in the fast-paced industries of corporate finance, financial services or financial markets with our BSc Finance degree.Recent changes in finance – including the emergence of financial technology and the focus on sustainability – have necessitated changes throughout the industry.Develop the key skills and knowledge to meet these changes head-on, as you gain a deep understanding of finance and the financial services industry.Experts from from Henley Business School will introduce you to the:- fundamental principles of accounting, finance and economics- quantitative techniques of finance- role of finance in business and society- ethics required to work in the finance industry.As your studies progress, you’ll gain deeper knowledge of the core concepts in:- portfolio management- financial modelling- corporate finance.You’ll learn through a combination of lectures, seminars, practical workshops, and self-guided study. This will provide the opportunity to discuss subject materials in an in-depth way with your lecturers and fellow students.The University of Reading is a CFA partner university. Within this partnership, a number of scholarships are offered towards CFA exams (partial fee reduction) for which students can apply.**Choose BSc Finance at Henley Business School**- Ranked 19th in the UK for Accounting and Finance (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2020).- Triple-accredited status from the UK, European and US accrediting bodies (AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB).**Flexible study options**After the first year of your BSc Finance degree, you will have the option to transfer to any of our specialist pathways:- BSc Finance (Investments)- BSc Finance (FinTech)- BSc Finance (Sustainable Finance)- BSc Finance (International Business)Each pathway is designed to help you understand particular challenges within finance and how to respond to them.If you choose to remain on the general degree course, you’ll still be offered a wide range of options in your second and final years – allowing you to tailor your learning to your individual interests. All of our degrees are available as four-year options, with either a Placement Year or Study Year Abroad in the third year.**Dedicated industry facilities with BSc Finance**Put your understanding of financial systems and capital markets into practice in our state-of-the-art dealing rooms, featuring computer trading simulations and financial modelling.**A focus on employability**We are passionate about developing your personal skills alongside your business acumen.Our focus on self-development aims to prepare you for the external market – from internships and placements to full-time employment. The skills required to secure, and succeed, in future roles are embedded into the curriculum.For example, you will undertake a group project on portfolio management in your second year. Within this project, you’ll have the opportunity to put your quantitative skills and knowledge of investment analysis into practice, gain new experiences, and open yourself up to new ways of thinking.**Careers**The skills and knowledge you acquire from your degree in finance will be applicable to, and provide a route into, many areas:- Asset management- Multinational firms operations- Financial technology- Banking and investment banking- Consultancy- Finance- Start-ups- Financial analysis- Trading- Brokerage- Hedge funds- Sustainable fund management- Environmental project management- Corporate governance.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 23,700per year

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University information

University of Reading

  • University League Table

    36th

  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 23,000 students from around 160 countries.
Reading is a lively town just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master's and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 105 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    127 57%

    40th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    2nd

    15
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%

    80th

    35

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