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Masters in Behavioural Finance

University of Reading

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    ICMA Centre

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    9 months

Course summary

Overview

The purpose of behavioural finance is to identify and understand why people and investors make certain financial choices in a way that systematically affects market outcomes. Financial institutions are increasingly utilising behavioural finance to understand investment patterns and customer behaviours, hence behavioural finance graduates are in demand.

This is the first postgraduate degree in the UK with a thorough and balanced curriculum combining both disciplines. The study of finance and psychology progresses through the course so that you obtain a critical grasp of core theory along with thorough knowledge, skills of application and analysis.

Continuing your career

Despite the volatile nature of the financial markets, demand for well?qualified recruits remains high. Schooled in the field of behavioural finance, you will be in demand as investment banks, asset managers and associated industries attempt to understand investment patterns and pricing bubbles that cannot be explained by conventional finance theories. Thus, they have been showing increasing attention to behaviourally driven investment philosophies over the last few years. We expect many of our graduates to enter the industry at either the Analyst level or as Associates, who tend to have several years of relevant professional experience.

You'll leave us equipped with knowledge and transferable skills that are also prized by employers outside of the traditional banking and finance sectors. Many of our Alumni are currently enjoying successful careers with multinational companies, consulting firms, government agencies and regulatory organisations throughout the world. You will also gain the knowledge and skills required to continue your studies at the doctoral level.

Application deadline

01 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 24,900overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Reading

  • University League Table

    39th

  • 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

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    20th out of 103 5

    55th out of 118 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    130 59%

    37th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    45th

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  • Entry standards

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    132 61%

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    61 61%

    66th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%

    110th

    2

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