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Financial Risk Management

In the wake of recent financial crises, a better understanding - and application - of financial risk management is playing an increasingly critical role in the financial sector. Birkbeck's MSc Financial Risk Management has been designed to meet the demand from the financial sector for individuals with expertise in this field. The course will equip you with the broad range of statistical and mathematical tools you need to tackle practical, real-world problems in financial risk management.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will have the expertise to identify and manage the major sources of risk in the financial markets. You will understand the role of financial derivative products, their use (and misuse) and how they are priced, and you will be able to analyse financial data and build risk models, detect trends in data, test a given hypothesis and forecast future values. You will also understand how to build an investment portfolio (of risky assets) and carefully monitor its performance over time.

Birkbeck's postgraduate finance courses are built around our long-running experience in research-led evening teaching. Many of our students work in the finance industry, which generates a lively atmosphere in class and ensures that you'll be studying alongside committed, enthusiastic students with a wealth of experience. You will be taught by active researchers, working at the cutting edge in their respective fields, who are also experienced professional practitioners, giving specialist advice and in-house training to government departments and banks and firms in the City of London. This course is challenging and demanding, so you should demonstrate strong intellectual ability in your application and be willing to work hard.

Entry requirements

MSc: Usually a first-class or good second-class degree (2:1 or above) in a quantitative subject, such as mathematics, physics, statistics, economics or engineering.

Alternatively, a merit or higher in our MSc Finance.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

Coursework, examinations and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2018 12,275 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2018 17,975 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 9,000 (Year 1) International 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 6,150 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,600 (Whole course) England 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 18,400 (Whole course) International 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,600 (Whole course) EU 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,600 (Whole course) Northern Ireland 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,600 (Whole course) Scotland 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 12,600 (Whole course) Scotland 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,600 (Whole course) Wales 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 12,600 (Whole course) Wales 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 12,600 (Whole course) England 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 12,600 (Whole course) EU 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 12,600 (Whole course) Northern Ireland 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 18,400 (Whole course) International 1 Years

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