What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
A level or AS level Mathematics at grade B
Mathematics at grade B
A level or AS level Mathematics at grade B also required
5 in standard level Mathematics
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136-159 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers76%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
A career in the financial markets, investment banking and securities is the first choice for many well-qualified graduates. It’s not hard to see why when some starting salaries exceed £40,000. This course offers integrated theory and practice that will empower you to find your dream job in large corporations, working in investment banking, asset management, corporate finance and a wide range of other career destinations within the financial markets or the broader corporate world. Graduates will be equipped with specialised knowledge in asset classes, markets and institutions which comprise the world of modern finance and gain a wide range of employability skills. The BSc Finance and Investment Banking is an official Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program partner. This title certifies the academic rigor and practical relevance of the degree and recognises that the curriculum covers at least 70% of the CFA Level l candidate body of knowledge. It also comes with a series of benefits, including five annual scholarships for final-year students who want to sit the exam. Our three dealing rooms are supported by Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg, and use the latest high-frequency trading simulation software. You will experience the thrill of a live market – take positions, quote two-way prices and manage the risk of a $50-100-million trading book. This first-hand practical experience is a unique learning opportunity and will give you an advantage over other job applicants.
Sample modules may include: • Portfolio management • Financial modelling • Management of risk • Corporate finance • Derivative securities Check our website for more details of the course structure.
The University of Reading is based on the beautiful Whiteknights campus and is perfectly situated with excellent links around the country. Firm choice applicants are guaranteed a place in halls, all with individual character. The Students' Union has a good working relationship with the University and hosts the largest entertainment venue in the area plus the UK's largest SU shop.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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