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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

FinTech is a rapidly expanding sector within the financial industry. You’ll study the core concepts and practises of financial technology, and learn how technological advances have necessitated change throughout the industry.

Develop the knowledge and skills to meet these changes head-on, as you acquire a deep understanding of finance and financial services. You’ll also gain expertise in programming and financial applications, and learn how to apply your technological skills to real-world problems.

Experts from from Henley Business School will introduce you to the:

  • fundamental principles of accounting, finance and economics
  • quantitative techniques of finance
  • role of finance in business and society
  • ethics required to work in the finance industry.

As your studies progress, you’ll explore the key concepts of financial technology, including:

  • the management of information systems
  • programming for finance
  • digital business
  • cryptocurrencies.

You’ll learn through a combination of lectures, seminars, practical workshops, and self-guided study. This will provide the opportunity to discuss subject materials in an in-depth way with your lecturers and fellow students.

The University of Reading is a CFA partner university. Within this partnership, a number of scholarships are offered towards CFA exams (partial fee reduction) for which students can apply.

Careers for BSc Finance (FinTech) graduates

The skills and knowledge you acquire from your degree in finance will be applicable to, and provide a route into, many areas:

  • Financial technology
  • Banking and investment banking
  • Consultancy
  • Finance
  • IT
  • Start-ups
  • Asset management
  • Financial analysis.

Typical offer

ABB including B at A level or AS level Maths

International Baccalaureate

32 points overall including minimum 5 in Maths and 4 in English at standard level

GCSE

GCSE English at grade B (5)

BTEC Extended Diploma

DDD (modules taken must be comparable to AS level Maths)

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5, with no component below 5.5

For information on other English language qualifications, please visit our international student pages.

Alternative entry requirements for International and EU students

For country specific entry requirements look at entry requirements by country.

International Foundation Programme

If you are an international or EU student and do not meet the requirements for direct entry to your chosen degree you can join the University of Reading’s International Foundation Programme. Successful completion of this 1 year programme guarantees you a place on your chosen undergraduate degree. English language requirements start as low as IELTS 4.5 depending on progression degree and start date.

  • Learn more about our International Foundation programme

Pre-sessional English language programme

If you need to improve your English language score you can take a pre-sessional English course prior to entry onto your degree.

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

University Of Reading

Complete your details and we'll make sure your inquiry is sent to the University Of Reading which will contact you to discuss this degree. For more details, feel free to contact one of the educational consultants at EDVISE HUB Click Here To Book Your Session

Degree Details

FinTech is a rapidly expanding sector within the financial industry. You’ll study the core concepts and practises of financial technology, and learn how technological advances have necessitated change throughout the industry.

Develop the knowledge and skills to meet these changes head-on, as you acquire a deep understanding of finance and financial services. You’ll also gain expertise in programming and financial applications, and learn how to apply your technological skills to real-world problems.

Experts from from Henley Business School will introduce you to the:

  • fundamental principles of accounting, finance and economics
  • quantitative techniques of finance
  • role of finance in business and society
  • ethics required to work in the finance industry.

As your studies progress, you’ll explore the key concepts of financial technology, including:

  • the management of information systems
  • programming for finance
  • digital business
  • cryptocurrencies.

You’ll learn through a combination of lectures, seminars, practical workshops, and self-guided study. This will provide the opportunity to discuss subject materials in an in-depth way with your lecturers and fellow students.

The University of Reading is a CFA partner university. Within this partnership, a number of scholarships are offered towards CFA exams (partial fee reduction) for which students can apply.

Careers for BSc Finance (FinTech) graduates

The skills and knowledge you acquire from your degree in finance will be applicable to, and provide a route into, many areas:

  • Financial technology
  • Banking and investment banking
  • Consultancy
  • Finance
  • IT
  • Start-ups
  • Asset management
  • Financial analysis.

Typical offer

ABB including B at A level or AS level Maths

International Baccalaureate

32 points overall including minimum 5 in Maths and 4 in English at standard level

GCSE

GCSE English at grade B (5)

BTEC Extended Diploma

DDD (modules taken must be comparable to AS level Maths)

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5, with no component below 5.5

For information on other English language qualifications, please visit our international student pages.

Alternative entry requirements for International and EU students

For country specific entry requirements look at entry requirements by country.

International Foundation Programme

If you are an international or EU student and do not meet the requirements for direct entry to your chosen degree you can join the University of Reading’s International Foundation Programme. Successful completion of this 1 year programme guarantees you a place on your chosen undergraduate degree. English language requirements start as low as IELTS 4.5 depending on progression degree and start date.

  • Learn more about our International Foundation programme

Pre-sessional English language programme

If you need to improve your English language score you can take a pre-sessional English course prior to entry onto your degree.

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

University Of Reading

Complete your details and we'll make sure your inquiry is sent to the University Of Reading which will contact you to discuss this degree. For more details, feel free to contact one of the educational consultants at EDVISE HUB Click Here To Book Your Session

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Duration: Full-time - 3 years

Location: United Kingdom

Fees: £23,700

intake: 2022/23

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