ICMA Centre (University of Reading)

ICMA Centre (University of Reading)

Investment Management

This degree provides a theoretical knowledge of portfolio management and quantitative finance, together with an applied set of courses looking at industry structure and trends; integral to the academic course is the parallel study of the chartered financial analyst (CFA) programme, level 1. The 2 programmes support and reinforce each other ensuring that graduates acquire both the academic and professional knowledge and qualifications required to succeed in the investment management industry.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent from an overseas institution in any discipline; applicants must have a satisfactory existing level of numeracy; GMAT may be required; for students whose 1st language is not English an IELTS score of 7.0 with no less than 6.0 in each individual components is required.

Course modules

Modules include: portfolio management; securities, futures and options; fixed income and equity investments; financial markets; quantitative methods for finance; current topics in investment management; ethics in investment management; advanced financial analysis.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 22,250 per Whole course (home fees) 9 months
MSc Full-time £ 22,250 per Whole course (overseas fees) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
ICMA Centre Reading RG6 6BA South East

Key information

ICMA Centre
Telephone number: 
0118 378 8239