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MSc Financial Risk Management 


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

Further information on course fees

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This course will provide you with a truly comprehensive, globally focused knowledge of the risk management tools ranging from enterprise-wide risk management practices to specific techniques and requirements in the financial industry sector. 

Graduates of this programme can become a key players in risk and collateral management, treasury functions, audit and compliance units of financial institutions and corporates.

The course starts with modules providing a comprehensive introduction to the financial services industry. The syllabus also explores the broader global economic environment and how it influences financial markets. You will gain an in-depth knowledge of financial products including equities, bonds, derivatives and investment funds. 

The core modules examine various types of risks faced by corporate treasury functions and the techniques and approaches offered by financial institutions in managing and hedging those risks. 

You will also cover risk management practices within financial institutions, namely market, credit and liquidity risks, as well as capital management within Basel III regulatory framework. You will be able to thoroughly examine such concepts as optimal banking balance sheet management and regulatory reforms in light of recent and past financial crises. You will be given an opportunity to deepen your knowledge of risk management by choosing from electives ranging from hedge fund specific buy side risk management practices to fintech and regtech developments. 

Our location in the heart of the City of London will enable you to meet senior bankers and finance professionals as they participate in regular teaching and think-tank sessions.  

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

GLOBAL ROTATION

You can expand your study experience by rotating across our campus locations in London and Berlin. During your time at ULaw Business School, you can complete modules at alternative campus locations, returning to your ‘home’ campus to complete your final module. Visa restrictions and study conditions may apply, however you are supported throughout the rotation process. Contact us for more information about the Global Rotation option.

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 modules:

  • Financial Markets, Analysis and Analytics (30 credits)
  • Derivatives and Risk Hedging (30 credits)
  • Risk Modelling and Basel Capital Accord (30 credits)
  • Digital Transformation and Blockchain in Fintech (30 credits)
  • Research Methods and Researched Based Output (60 credits)

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

Postgraduate Work Placements

To find out more about the postgraduate work placements available as part of this programme please see our Frequently Asked Question’s here

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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