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Finance (Investments) with Year Abroad BSc (Hons)

University of Reading

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Prepare for a career in the fast-paced industries of investment banking, asset management, corporate finance or general accounting – and broaden your skills and experience by studying overseas – with our BSc Finance (Investments) with Study Year Abroad degree.This four-year course develops the key skills and knowledge to meet these changes head-on, as you gain a deep understanding of finance and the financial services industry. You’ll enrich this learning and broaden your life experience with an integrated Study Year Abroad.Experts 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- econometrics for finance- FX and international debt markets- hedging and trading.You’ll learn through a combination of lectures, seminars, practical workshops, and self-guided study.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 (Investments) with Study Year Abroad 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 (Investments) with Study Year Abroad degree, you will have the option to transfer to any of our other specialist pathways:- BSc Finance (FinTech)- BSc Finance (Sustainable Finance)- BSc Finance (International Business)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.**Dedicated industry facilities**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. You’ll experience the thrill of a live market – take positions, quote two-way prices, and manage the risk of a $50-100m trading book. This is an excellent learning opportunity, offering you highly valuable practice experience to draw upon when applying for graduate roles.**Study Year Abroad**In your third year, you’ll have the opportunity to continue your studies at one of our overseas partner universities. We’ll help you decide where to go and for how long, guide you through the application process, and support you when you’re abroad.**A focus on employability**In addition to having a year abroad on your CV, we work hard to ensure that the personal skills required to secure, and succeed in, future roles are embedded into the curriculum. 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.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- Banking and investment banking- Consultancy- Finance- Operations- Trading- Financial analysis- Brokerage- Hedge funds.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 23,700per year

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University information

University of Reading

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  • 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%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%



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