Taught course

International Securities, Investment and Banking

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, but must have a satisfactory existing level of numeracy.

Months of entry


Course content

Ranked among the top finance MSc programmes in the world by the Financial Times, MSc International Securities, Investment & Banking makes an ideal foundation for those wishing to work in the trading, advisory and sales areas of banking. It also provides the breadth of skills and expertise to equip those who have yet to settle on a specialism, and who are looking for a wider choice of potential career paths.

It was designed, with the support of industry practitioners, to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in this challenging arena. It enables our graduates to make an early contribution through the unique combination of hands-on, practical skills and the necessary underlying finance theory.

Accreditations & Professional Development

CISI: MSc International Securities Investment & Banking is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment and the ICMA Centre is a CISI Centre of Excellence.

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 offer a number of scholarships for EU/UK and international applicants with excellent academic performance as well as for international applicants with work experience, covering from £5,000 to 60% of the cost of the programme.

Further information including application criteria and deadlines can be found at: Postgraduate Scholarships & Prizes

Qualification and course duration


full time
9 or 12 months months

Course contact details

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