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Undergraduate Degree – Minimum 2:1 or the equivalent from an overseas institution*
Degree Discipline – Quantitative discipline – must have a very good existing level of numeracy. Mathematical and engineering degrees are preferred
Months of entry
- Highly respected by quantitative analysts and their employers
- Learn to use pricing tools and methods, and gain practical skills in programming languages like C++ and VBA
- Learn to develop better pricing and hedging models for complex products, which are particularly valuable skills following the credit crunch and its subsequent events
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 master’s programmes in finance, ranked in the UK top 10 by the Financial Times (2017), 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 72,000-strong alumni network that spans over 150 countries.
Information for international students
IELTS: 7.0 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent).
IELTS (British Council International English Language Test): Score of 6.5 overall with no component less than 6 when attending the 6-week pre-sessional English course offered by the University of Reading. Entry to this pre-sessional course with a score of 6.5 fulfils your English language requirement.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time9-12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Global Recruitment Team