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MSc Financial Risk Management 


Award MSc Financial Risk Management*
Locations London / Berlin
Duration
1 Year or 18 months with internship
Next Start January 2020
Course Fees
London: £17,000 (UK/EU/International)
  Berlin: €19,250 (UK/EU/International)
 

Further information on course fees

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Students on this course will receive comprehensive, globally focused understanding of the risk management tools, ranging from enterprise-wide risk management practices to specific techniques and requirements in the financial industry sector.

The programme provides a comprehensive introduction to the financial services industry, exploring the broader economic environment and how it influences financial markets. It provides in-depth knowledge of financial products including equities, bonds, derivatives and investment funds. It also examines types of risks faced by businesses and risk management practices within financial institutions, namely market, credit and counterparty risks. 

Students will further deepen their knowledge of risk management by choosing one of the electives, ranging from buy side risk management practices to fintech and regtech developments. 

Through our partnership with GISMA Business School, this course is also available to study in Berlin. For further details, visit www.gisma.com

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This Masters degree is ideal for those interested in switching to or progressing within a career in risk management, compliance, audit and treasury functions of financial institutions and corporates.

COURSE CONTENT & STRUCTURE

Students will study for one year, which is divided into two semesters and the summer period for the dissertation. Students will study four modules, each worth 30 credits; and another module worth 60 credits, totalling 180 credits.

The course will cover the following core modules:

  • Fundamentals of Securities and Investments (30 credits)
  • Derivatives and Risk Hedging (30 credits)
  • Risk Simulation and Basel III Capital Requirements (30 credits)
  • Automation Regulations, Compliance: concepts and automation, Fintech and Regtech (30)
  • Research Methods, Professional Development and Dissertation/Project (60)

Students who graduate from this degree may consider the following options if they wish to continue their studies:

  • PhD
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Chartered Management Institute’s (CMI) postgraduate qualifications

Awards and Bursaries

We have a range of Bursaries and Awards available to provide financial support to this course. For more information please visit our Scholarships page.

HOW WILL YOU LEARN

ON CAMPUS STUDY

The programme is delivered in an interactive way with a real-world focus, preparing you for the dynamic business environment you will face after you graduate. Learning takes places both in and outside the classroom environment, traditional lectures and workshops are combined with a wealth of online resources to ensure that you get the most out of the programme. Face-to-face learning is supported by online resources, including the Financial Times, case studies, simulations, learning videos, reading materials, online testing and feedback. For each 30 credit module, there will be a three hour workshop.

Through our partnership with GISMA Business School, this course is available to study on campus in Berlin. Learning inside the classroom and beyond, this postgraduate degree has a real-world focus, preparing you for the dynamic business environment you will face after your graduation.

Traditional lectures and workshops are combined with a wealth of online resources to ensure that you get the most out of the programme. You will benefit from access to case studies, online testing, video content and more. You will also receive all core textbooks free of charge and will be supported by our Virtual Learning Environment, Elite.

Students will be assessed in a number of ways, including assignments, presentations and examinations.

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