We are an Academic Partner of GARP – The Global Association of Risk Professionals. This course is for you if you want to equip yourself with skills in risk management techniques, quantitative analysis, financial analysis and programming.
The MSc in Financial Risk Management is geared towards your professional development and will provide you with a thorough training in risk management, portfolio management, investment analysis and finance. The degree provides an excellent preparation for employment within the finance industry, particularly in an analytical or risk management role.
You will develop a range of skills in quantitative analysis, including mathematical techniques, econometrics and programming. The dissertation gives you the opportunity to conduct industry-focused research, relevant to your future employment.
As well as gaining a thorough insight into financial risk management, the course will equip you with a command of advanced analytical techniques, computing and research methods for problem-solving and the critical evaluation of economic arguments.
To help you develop the skills that leading employers ask for, and let you see how traders work, we have 12 Bloomberg terminals in the University Library.
A good second class honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university with some mathematical or statistical content.
English Language Requirements
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
At the start of the course, you will cover the content for the Investment Foundations Certificate offered by the CFA. It is recognised by employers in the finance industry and can be completed externally to the University for a small fee. You will be also be introduced to the Bloomberg Terminals and given the opportunity to complete a free online examination, ‘Bloomberg Essentials’. Completing these professional certificates can really help you stand out to employers.
You will benefit from career support from our in-house Career Development Manager and the University’s Career Development Service which offers tailored postgraduate employability support. Many of our students have gone on to work in global organisations across industries including banking and finance, engineering, service industry, logistics, and technology, as well as governments, NGOs and charities, or pursued careers in academia and education.
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