Visit the institution website for COVID‑19 updates

Entry requirements

A good first or second class UK honours degree, or overseas equivalent, will usually be required: minimum 2:1 or the equivalent from an Internationally recognised university.

You must also demonstrate a satisfactory level of numeracy and have basic knowledge of mathematics and statistics.

Months of entry

September

Course content

  • Prepares you for a career as an economist in fields such as the investment banking industry, international or government organisations, and research roles
  • You will learn to apply and use models, while also understanding the theoretical foundations behind them
  • Choose from a range of specialist modules offered by the Department of Economics and the Henley Business School's International Capital Market Association (ICMA) Centre

About the Department

Finance at Reading

The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) Centre is Europe’s first active collaboration between the capital markets industry and a university finance department. Our mission is to deliver the highest standard of teaching and research in finance and to contribute actively to policy debate.

At the heart of our practice-centred approach are our three state-of-the-art dealing rooms, housing over 100 terminals and utilising the latest trading simulation software. The dealing rooms offer access to Thomson Reuters Eikon and Bloomberg terminals, offering you a realistic glimpse into the software and systems used by professionals in the industry and enhancing your financial analysis skills. Our learning approach also includes hands-on sessions, case studies and programming sessions, equipping you with unique skills to boost your employability.


We are part of Henley Business School, one of the largest and most prestigious business schools in Europe, which further enhances our reputation and standing with industry around the world.

Our reputation, our collaborative links with industry, and our network of alumni demonstrate our ability to meet your objectives.

Choose from a range of specialised Masters programmes in finance, ranked in the UK top 5 by the Financial Times (2020), including the longest established Masters programme in securities markets in Europe.

Benefit from being part of Henley Business School, which holds triple-accredited status from the UK, European and US accrediting bodies (AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB), putting it among the world’s leading business schools. Become part of its 80,000-strong alumni network that spans over 150 countries.

Information for international students

A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with no element below 6.0).

Applicants to Henley Business School, whose first language is not English, will be required to attain the International English Language Test Scores (IELTS), or equivalent acceptable qualification accepted by the University, as defined below, to enter a programme.

However, for students who successfully complete one of the Pre-sessional English Language courses run by our International Study and Language Institute, we will accept students with a result of 6.5, with no element below 5.5 in each of the four sub-skills, providing the student has completed the relevant English course with us.

Fees and funding

UK students
£17,300 per year
International students
£24,900 per year

We have a range of scholarships available for both UK and International students, with up to £1 million in scholarship funding for high-potential candidates.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    9-12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Hneley Business School Recruitment Team
Email
postgraduate@henley.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)118 378 7593