Our Quantitative Finance and Risk Management MSc will develop your understanding of generalist finance issues. You'll also develop specialist practical skills in quantitative methodology and risk management.
Worldwide growth in the financial services sector has fuelled the demand for graduates with a sound understanding of generalist finance issues, combined with specialist skills in quantitative methodology and risk management. This course meets this demand. It builds on the Business School’s established strengths in economics and finance.
The course advances your understanding of the:
- role of finance in a modern economy
- operation and behaviour of financial markets and investors
It will enable you to develop a career in the financial services sector. It will also suit future quantitative analysts in economics and finance.
What you'll learn
This course will provide opportunities for you to develop relevant skills and a practical understanding of:
- the behaviour of international financial markets
- the ability to analyse the strategies of financial market investors
- the role of finance in a modern economy
Where possible you will have access to advanced statistical software including:
You will also have access to a number of financial databases including:
- Thompson Financial's DataStream
On completion of this course, you will be able to demonstrate practical skills and the ability to:
- deal with complex issues both systematically and analytically
- use this analysis to make sound judgements
- deploy advanced analytical techniques in the areas of finance and risk management
- critically assess the quality of the analytical data generated by these techniques
- synthesise and present relevant data, conclusions and recommendations to both specialist and non-specialist audiences
- apply the knowledge, skills and understanding gained on the programme to complex issues within finance and related industries
The course will suit those wanting to develop a career in the broad financial services sector. It is particularly relevant to a career as a quantitative analyst in the investment banking and risk management fields.
Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including:
- Senior Associate Chartered Accountant
- Financial Trader
- Risk Analyst
- Financial Analyst
- Investor Relations Advisor
You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.
Modules for 2018 entry
- NBS8020 Dissertation
- NBS8185 MATLAB for Finance
- NBS8187 Time-Series Econometrics
- NBS8201 Risk Modelling
- NBS8330 Research Methods in Economics and Finance
- NBS8331 Introductory Econometrics
- NBS8332 Financial Theory
- NBS8333 Financial Derivatives
- NBS8257 Applied Econometrics
You take optional modules to the value of 20 credits from the following:
- NBS8018 International Money and Banking
- NBS8200 Behavioural Finance
- NBS8203 Retail and Investment Banking
- NBS8259 Cross-Sectional and Panel Econometrics
Modules change annually to take account of:
- changing staff expertise
- developments in the discipline
- the requirements of external bodies and partners
- student feedback.
Most module information for 2019 entry will be available from mid-May 2019.