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Risk and Finance

Informed by the Business School's significant research strengths in banking, finance and risk management, the MSc in Risk and Finance will prepare you for a broad range of career paths.

This MSc is accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute and Institute of Risk Management, enabling you to apply for credits towards professional qualifications. This masters degree allows you to study the core aspects of finance, risk and decision making, plus specialist modules on insurance and credit scoring rarely found on degrees of this kind.

There are regular opportunities to hear from industry experts and every year, risk managers from companies such as IBM, Goldman Sachs and Old Mutual come to discuss careers with our students. Our research collaborations include projects with London Capital Group and Huawei.

Entry requirements

MSc: A UK bachelor's degree with second class honours or higher (or equivalent overseas qualification) in a subject with some element of quantitative study such as business, engineering, sciences, finance, economics or similar. Applicants with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply.

Course modules

Core/Compulsory modules: Introduction to Finance; Principles of Risk Management; Behavioural Finance; Risk Taking and Decision Making; Management of Financial Risk; Qualitative and Quantitative Research; Dissertation.

Optional modules: Simulation; Quantitative Methods; Stock Market Analysis; Corporate Risk Management Processes; Advanced Corporate Finance; Project Risk Management; Insurance; Credit Risk and Banking Regulation; Credit Scoring and Data Mining.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods vary from module to module, but include exams, individual coursework and group assignments.

Sponsorship information

Sponsorship and funding may be available.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 21,000 (Year 1) International 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,400 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,400 (Year 1) Scotland 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,400 (Year 1) England 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,400 (Year 1) Wales 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,400 (Year 1) Channel Islands 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,400 (Year 1) EU 1 Years

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