Finance at University of Reading - UCAS

Course summary

Pursue a career in financial services with our longest-established programme[1], ranked among the top master’s in finance programmes globally[2] and accredited by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)[3]. Past students have benefitted from exclusive masterclasses delivered by leading analysts from the world’s top three investment banks and have seized opportunities to undertake a Fintech study visit abroad or to pursue a summer placement. Parallel with your studies, you will have the opportunity to prepare online for the CFA level 1 examination with Fitch Learning, one of the world’s leading financial training providers. Access to Fitch Learning's advanced online learning platform, ‘Fitch Learning Cognition', is included in the programme tuition fees. CFA examination fees are not included in the programme fees, but 15 students on the programme will be offered CFA exam scholarships on the basis of their engagement with the learning platform and performance in the mock CFA test. [1] This programme was previously known as MSc International Securities, Investment and Banking. [2] Ranked 38th in the world and the 6th-highest UK university in the 'Masters in Finance Pre-experience 2022' rankings by the Financial Times. [3] Accreditation is reviewed periodically. On satisfactory completion of the course, you will achieve a qualification that is recognised by the accrediting body at the level stated. For more information, see For more information, please visit the programme page:


Sample modules may include:

  • Securities and Investments
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Econometric Analysis for Finance
  • Corporate Finance and Investment Banking
  • Modelling Skills for Equity Analysis
Check our website for more details about the course structure.

Entry requirements

Undergraduate Degree – Minimum 2:1 or the equivalent from an overseas institution*. Degree Discipline – Any degree discipline, but must have a satisfactory existing level of numeracy. GMAT – We may ask you to submit a GMAT score if we think it appropriate in your individual case. For example, if you have been out of education for more than a few years or have little evidence of any numerical ability. For information on the GMAT and the location of test centres worldwide, please visit * Please note that due to increasing competition for places on our master's programmes our entry requirements may change. We operate a rolling admissions system and you are therefore advised to apply early in order to be sure of your place on our programmes. We experience high levels of demand, and it is possible we might have to close applications to some programmes once places are filled. English language requirements: IELTS: 6.5 with no component below 6.0 in any sub-skills. IELTS with pre-sessional English: 6.5 with no component below 5.5 in each of the four sub-skills.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £15600 Whole course
Northern Ireland £15600 Whole course
Scotland £15600 Whole course
Wales £15600 Whole course
Channel Islands £15600 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £15600 Whole course
EU £26900 Whole course
International £26900 Whole course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Finance at University of Reading - UCAS