Master of Science

MSc Financial Risk Management

The Master of Science Financial Risk Management is a one year postgraduate degree (or 18 months with work experience) that focuses on international finance and the strategies used to overcome risks. The global financial sector is always changing and adapting to accommodate the modern world, making risk management one of the biggest growth areas in finance. This course is designed to give you a great insight and foundation in understanding and analysing financial risk management.

We also offer the Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Financial Risk Management and the Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) Financial Risk Management for those who are looking to complete a postgraduate qualification, in less than one year. The PG Dip is designed to be undertaken in two terms (6 months) while the PG Cert can be completed in one term (3 months).

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

2:2 or above from a UK Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent qualification(s)

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Next start date

January 2021

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You can apply to study this course directly with The University of Law today.


You can rotate study between our UK and Berlin campuses, completing the course at your 'home' campus. Visa restrictions and study conditions apply. Find out more

Students completing an 18 month MSc (excluding the MBA) have the opportunity to apply to complete a work placement as part of their final module.

Commercially experienced tutors teach the latest business skills in workshop style sessions, more aligned to working in business than a crowded lecture hall.

Course Details

MSc Financial Risk Management

Our MSc Financial Risk Management is designed to ensure that you gain a comprehensive, globally-focused understanding of risk management tools. The tools you’ll learn about range from enterprise-wide risk management practices to specific techniques and requirements in the financial industry sector.

We’ve designed this programme to provide a comprehensive introduction to the financial services industry, exploring the broader economic environment and how it influences financial markets. During your studies you’ll develop an in-depth knowledge of financial products including equities, bonds, derivatives and investment funds. You will also have the opportunity to examine types of risks faced by businesses and risk management practices within financial institutions, namely market, credit and counterparty risks.

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Course Structure

  • Financial Markets, Analysis & 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 Research Based Output (60 credits)
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Want to study in Berlin?

Get more information about this course and the GISMA campus in Berlin via their website.

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Course Start Dates

  • MSc Financial Risk Management
    • Full-time: GISMA Business School (Berlin) and London Moorgate
  • MSc Financial Risk Management
    • Full-time: GISMA Business School (Berlin) and London Moorgate
  • MSc Financial Risk Management
    • Full-time: GISMA Business School (Berlin) and London Moorgate
  • MSc Financial Risk Management
    • Full-time: GISMA Business School (Berlin) and London Moorgate
  • MSc Financial Risk Management
    • Full-time: GISMA Business School (Berlin) and London Moorgate

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Course Information


To get a full picture of how studying this course works during the year, take a look at our course date breakdown.



You will be assessed formally through a mix of individual assignments, group work and Dissertation/Project work.

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This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.

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We care about your career, which is why we offer support with job applications and other work experience opportunities as soon as you accept your place.

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Fees and Applying


You can apply for this course directly with the University, or GISMA if you’d like to study in Berlin.

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London campuses
£17,000 (UK/EU/International students)

Berlin campus
€16,000 (UK/EU/International students)

You could be eligible for a postgraduate student loan to study this course.

We offer a range of bursaries and awards available to students for the development of skills in the professional services sector.



We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

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