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Are you prepared for the changing world of Finance?
This one year postgraduate degree (or 18 months with work experience) provides a comprehensive introduction to the financial services industry, exploring the broader economic environment and how it influences financial markets. This course is for those looking to become key players in risk management, compliance, audit and treasury functions of financial institutions and corporates.
Providing in-depth knowledge of financial products including equities, bonds, derivatives and investment funds, you will examine various types of risks faced by businesses and look in greater detail at ways of managing and hedging those risks. It covers risk management practices within financial institutions, namely market, credit and counterparty risks, as well as capital management within the Basel III regulatory framework.
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).
Why study with us?
• Practical courses delivered by experienced teachers and specialists with industry expertise to boost your employability
• Focused learning - smaller class sizes mean friendly, personalised teaching, greater interaction and that your views will be heard
• 100% of our UK postgraduate Business students were in employment 15 months after graduating (Graduate Outcomes 2017/2018)
• Check out how we can support your fees through scholarships and bursaries
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.
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.
This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.
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.Discover more
You can apply for this course directly with the University, or GISMA if you’d like to study in Berlin.
£17,000 (UK/EU/International students)
€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.