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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    ICMA Centre

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    9 months

Course summary

Overview

The MSc Finance programme at the ICMA Centre is designed with the support of industry practitioners. Through a unique combination of interactive, technically advanced teaching and hands-on training, you will be prepared for a career in finance. You'll gain the skills and knowledge sought by employers to succeed in the challenging field of international securities and investment banking.

World-ranked by the Financial Times, this is our longest established programme with over 2,800 alumni around the world. It is also the most flexible and leading applied finance programme with a choice of over 20 elective modules. The programme provides broad expertise to equip those who have yet to settle on a specialism. It also ideal if you are interested in a wider choice of potential career paths in finance. To enhance your practical skills and market awareness, you will benefit from exposure to advanced analysis tools and resources valued by the industry.

As part of the programme, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the operations of financial markets and securities trading. You will explore corporate transactions, valuation, investment strategies and quantitative techniques. There are also opportunities to undertake a summer work placement and project. Alternative options include a Fintech focused study trip in Greece or the Summer School at Tsinghua University in China.

Careers

You will enhance your employability as you will leave us well equipped to pursue a wide range of careers in financial services. You may join investment banks to train as a financial markets professional in trading, sales and research. You can also specialise in complex derivative products or join brokers and commodity bankers. In addition, you may decide to follow other career paths including consultancy, accountancy, operations, IT, and higher education and doctoral research.

Professional Accreditation - Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment (CISI)

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 21,000 students from around 165 countries.
Reading is 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

    20th out of 103 5

  • 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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