Taught course

Capital Markets, Regulation & Compliance

University of Reading · ICMA Centre

Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree: Minimum upper second class bachelors degree from a UK university, or the equivalent from an internationally recognised university Degree discipline: Any degree discipline – no quantitative requirement

Months of entry


Course content

Course overview

This practitioner-oriented Master’s degree provides students with a practical and theoretical foundation for successful careers in risk management, compliance, regulation and allied work streams within the financial services industry. Skills are developed through creating a broader understanding of financial firm risk-taking, accountability, governance.

Professional accreditation

CISI Diploma
Students are eligible for exemption from two Diploma modules:

  • Financial Derivatives
  • Bonds and Fixed Interest Securities

ICMA Fixed Income Certificate
To obtain the requisite knowledge to pass the rigorous FIC exam, students are required to take the ICMA Centre Fixed Income Cash and Derivatives Markets module at Part 2. In order to receive the FIC certificate, students will need to register and pass the FIC exam through ICMA.

Information for international students

Finance programmes will accept students with IELTS 6.5 and will also accept IELTS 6.0 providing the student has completed the relevant English course with us.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

We have a number of scholarships available to our Finance postgraduate students for 2016/17, based on outstanding academic achievement.

Further information including application criteria and deadlines can be found at: www.icmacentre.ac.uk/study/scholarships-and-prizes

Qualification and course duration


full time
9 or 12 months months

Course contact details

ICMA Centre Admissions Officer
+44 (0) 118 378 8239