UNDERGRADUATE: BSc Finance (FinTech)

Prepare for a fast-paced career in finance, and develop specialist skills in financial technology, with our BSc Finance (FinTech) degree.

Degree Details

The BSc Finance (Fintech) program at the University of Reading equips students with a comprehensive understanding of finance principles integrated with cutting-edge financial technology innovations. Students will explore topics such as:

  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Financial Technology and Innovation
  • Financial Modelling and Data Analysis
  • Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies
  • Regulatory Aspects of Fintech

Graduates from the BSc Finance (Fintech) program at the University of Reading can pursue various career paths, including:

  • Fintech Analyst
  • Financial Risk Manager
  • Investment Analyst
  • Financial Consultant
  • Blockchain Developer
  • Data Analyst in Finance
  • Compliance Officer in Fintech
  • Financial Technology Entrepreneur

Entry requirements can vary each year and are competitive. Generally, international students applying for the BSc Finance (Fintech) program at the University of Reading should meet the following typical requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent with strong academic performance
  • English language proficiency (e.g., IELTS, TOEFL scores)
  • Some programs may have specific subject prerequisites in mathematics or related fields

Year 1

Compulsory modules include:

Code Module Convenor
IC101 Introductory Securities and Markets PROF Brian Scott-Quinn
IC102 Introductory Finance/Trading Simulation I DR Gita Persand
IC103 Introductory Economics for Business and Finance PROF Carol Padgett
IC104 Introductory Quantitative Techniques for Business and Finance DR Nikoloas Antypas
IC105 Ethics in Investment Management MS Deepa Govindarajan Driver
MM1F27 Business in Practice: Accounting for managers MS Sue Blackett

Year 2

Compulsory modules include:

Code Module Convenor
IC201 Corporate Finance MISS Dina Ghanma
IC204 Portfolio Management DR Nikoloas Antypas
IC208 Programming for Finance DR Vu Tran
IC212 Financial Modelling DR Gita Persand
MM258 An Introduction to the Management of Information Systems DR Stephen Gulliver

Optional modules include:

Code Module Convenor
IC205 Introductory Econometrics for Finance DR Lisa Schopohl
IC207 Trends in Finance DR Antony Moore
IC209 Sustainable Finance MR John Chessher
IC210 Environmental Economics PROF Carol Padgett
IC211 FX and International Debt Markets
MM285 Work Mini-Placement MS Helen Slingsby

Year 3

Modules include:

  • Fintech and Cryptocurrencies
  • Information Systems and Digital Business
  • Management of Risk
  • Derivative Securities

How To Apply

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Duration: Full-time - 3 years

Location: United Kingdom

Fees: £23,700

intake: September 2024