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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.
Applicants with relevant experience or professional qualifications will also be considered.
We welcome applications from recent university graduates from a wide range of disciplines, however you must also demonstrate a satisfactory level of numeracy.
Months of entry
- World-ranked for Masters in Finance programmes by The Financial Times
- Our longest-established and largest programme with over 2,000 alumni
- Accredited by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)
- You will be are well equipped to pursue a wide range of careers in financial services
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 master’s 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
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
- full time9-12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Henley Business School Recruitment Team
- +44 (0)118 378 7593