University of Reading

University of Reading

Investment Management

This degree programme will prepare you for entry into the fast growing and exciting investment industry. You will learn the theory behind investment management and will apply this knowledge in practice by managing a live portfolio of assets. As a students of this course, you will benefit from professional guest speakers drawn from the heart of the global investment industry in the City of London, only a short distance away. You will develop expertise in a range of specialised areas such as trading strategies, portfolio and fund management, alternative and responsible investments, ethics in investment management and risk management, among others. You will also have the opportunity to apply this knowledge in practice through the use of simulations, case studies and take part in the portfolio management challenge designed for MSc Investment Management students. Integral to the academic course is the parallel study of the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) Program; Level 1. The two programmes support and reinforce the other, ensuring that graduates acquire both the academic and professional knowledge and qualifications required to succeed in the investment management industry. The tuition for this programme includes your registration in the June CFA Level I exam that is written just after the end of the academic year. The tuition also includes substantial CFA teaching outside of the academic teaching. The ICMA Centre is a CFA University Affiliate; this is in recognition that this degree covers at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge, the CFA Institute Ethical and Professional Standards, and other requirements. **Careers** After completion, our graduates are qualified to work in a variety of investment functions, including as portfolio managers, hedge fund managers and traders, within a diverse range of organisations such as investment banks, regulators, fund management firms and consultants.

Entry requirements

MSc: You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) with a satisfactory existing level of numeracy. IELTS: 7.0 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent).

Course modules

* Current topics in investment management * Advanced financial analysis * Ethics in investment management * Portfolio management * Financial markets

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,500 per Whole course (England) 9 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 24,750 per Whole course (International) 9 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,500 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 9 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,500 per Whole course (EU) 9 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 9 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,500 per Whole course (Wales) 9 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 9 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,500 per Whole course (EU) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 24,750 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,500 per Whole course (England) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,500 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,500 per Whole course (Wales) 12 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Henley Business School RG9 3AU South East

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