Masters in Finance courses

World-ranked masters in finance

The ICMA Centre provides uniquely designed Masters in Finance programmes, integrating finance theory with real market practice.

The degrees’ practical components combined with the ICMA Centre’s strong links with the industry and the state-of-the-art facilities – including our Bloomberg and Thomson-Reuters equipped dealing rooms – will prepare you for a successful career in the financial markets.

 World-renowned academics, as well as distinguished industry practitioners, deliver practice centred, distinctive teaching to ensure that you have all the skills to thrive in this fast-paced industry.

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Our masters degrees

Our aim is to offer Masters degrees that produce graduates with the skills and knowledge in demand by the global finance industry. We have three general finance programmes and a range of innovative specialist degrees designed for those with specific interests. All of our programmes are taught full time on either a 9 month or 12 month option.

Our Masters have also achieved 93% overall student satisfaction at the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES), among the highest in the country for a finance and accounting programme area.

Our specialised Masters in Finance courses

Joint masters degrees

In addition to our specialised Masters in Finance courses, the ICMA Centre also works with other subject areas within the University to offer combined expertise.

Joint degrees with Henley Business School
The ICMA Centre teaches modules in other specialist Henley Business School degrees:

Joint degrees with University of Reading
The ICMA Centre also teaches modules in collaboration with the University of Reading’s Law Department:

Tier 4 visa pilot scheme

The University of Reading is pleased to have been selected by the Home Office to take part in a small pilot scheme, which provides Master’s level students the opportunity to benefit from a streamlined visa application process, and six months extra time on their Tier 4 visa to look for work.

The pilot scheme will cover Tier 4 visa applications made for entry in the academic year 2018/19. Find out more on the University of Reading website.

Career Development

The ICMA Centre is in the enviable position of offering students a dedicated Career Development Service to provide them with the best preparation for obtaining a challenging job after graduation. Banks, large financial institutions and smaller boutique finance houses around the world among many others recruit our graduates every year for their rich practical knowledge and strong technical skills. We provide our students with a comprehensive range of services including interviewing practice and in-depth CV workshops.

Professional Development

Both the CFA and the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) recognise the ICMA Centre for the quality of its programmes and graduate calibre.