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Course summary

Prepare for a career in the fast-paced industries of investment banking, asset management, corporate finance or general accounting with our BSc Finance (Investments) degree. Recent changes in finance – including the emergence of financial technology and the focus on sustainability – have necessitated changes throughout the industry. Develop the key skills and knowledge to meet these changes head-on, as you gain a deep understanding of finance and the financial services industry. Experts 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
  • econometrics for finance
  • FX and international debt markets
  • hedging and trading.
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 (Investments) 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 (Investments) degree, you will have the option to transfer to any of our other specialist pathways:
  • BSc Finance (FinTech)
  • BSc Finance (Sustainable Finance)
  • BSc Finance (International Business)
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. All of our degrees are available as four-year options, with either a Placement Year or Study Year Abroad in the third year. Dedicated industry facilities with BSc Finance (Investments) 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. You’ll experience the thrill of a live market – take positions, quote two-way prices, and manage the risk of a $50-100m trading book. This is an excellent learning opportunity, offering you highly valuable practice experience to draw upon when applying for graduate roles. A focus on employability We are passionate about developing your personal skills alongside your business acumen.

Modules

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How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
N301
Institution code:
R12
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

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.

Full list of acceptable English Language Tests

http://www.reading.ac.uk/ad-EnglishTests.aspx


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
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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

Additional fee information

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