Finance (International Business) with Placement Year at University of Reading - UCAS

University of Reading

Degree level: Undergraduate

Finance (International Business) with Placement Year

Course summary

Examine the interrelationships between finance and the global economy – and gain valuable real-world experience – with our BSc Finance (International Business) with Placement Year degree. Recent changes in finance – including the emergence of financial technology and the focus on sustainability – have necessitated changes throughout the industry. Additionally, globalisation has led to the growing significance of multinational firms – spanning multiple countries and industries – and the consequent need to manage business operations in an increasingly complex environment. This four-year course develops the key skills and knowledge to meet these changes head-on, as you gain a deep understanding of finance and the financial services industry. An integrated Placement Year provides a fantastic opportunity to put your skills into practice in preparation for your future career. Experts from from Henley Business School will introduce you to the:

  • fundamental principles of accounting, finance and economics
  • quantitative techniques of finance
  • role of finance in business and society
  • ethics required to work in the finance industry.
As your studies progress, you’ll gain deeper knowledge of the core concepts in:
  • portfolio management
  • financial modelling
  • corporate finance
  • management accounting
  • information handling
  • business strategy.
You’ll learn through a combination of lectures, seminars, practical workshops, and self-guided study. This will provide the opportunity to discuss subject materials in an in-depth way with your lecturers and fellow students. The University of Reading is a CFA partner university. Within this partnership, a number of scholarships are offered towards CFA exams (partial fee reduction) for which students can apply. Choose BSc Finance (International Business) with Placement Year at Henley Business School Ranked 19th in the UK for Accounting and Finance (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2020). Triple-accredited status from the UK, European and US accrediting bodies (AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB). Flexible study options After the first year of your BSc Finance (International Business) with Placement Year degree, you will have the option to transfer to any of our other specialist pathways:
  • BSc Finance (Investments)
  • BSc Finance (FinTech)
  • BSc Finance (Sustainable Finance)
Each pathway is designed to help you understand particular challenges within finance and how to respond to them. If you choose to remain on the general degree course, you’ll still be offered a wide range of options in your second and final years – allowing you to tailor your learning to your individual interests. We also offer two other variations of this course: BSc Finance (International Business), a three-year course without a Placement Year; and BSc Finance (International Business) with Study Year Abroad, a four-year course with a year studying overseas instead of on placement. Dedicated industry facilities with BSc Finance (International Business) with Placement Year Put your understanding of financial systems and capital markets into practice in our state-of-the-art dealing rooms, featuring computer trading simulations and financial modelling. Placement Year in industry In your third year, you'll have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a real-world setting with our Work Placement module. We will support you to find and secure a placement that's right for you.


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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Contextual offers for this programme are typically two grades beneath our standard entry requirement, e.g. BBC including A level or AS level Mathematics at grade B.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
TOEFL (iBT)88We require a minimum score of 88 overall with no less than 17 in Listening and Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.
Cambridge English AdvancedBWe require a grade B or a score of 176 overall with no element less than 162.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCWe require a grade C or a score of 176 overall with no element less than 162.
PTE Academic69We require a minimum score of 69 overall with at least 59 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
Institution's Own TestTest of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP). We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
Trinity ISEMeritWe require a Merit in each element from ISE II. If you take ISE III or ISE IV, we require a Pass in each element.

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £27650 Year 1
International £27650 Year 1

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Finance (International Business) with Placement Year at University of Reading - UCAS