Key information
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2016.


Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General) Risk Management

Course type


Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2016.

This course has been designed to meet the demand from the financial sector for individuals with expertise in this field. The programme is demanding and challenging. Its intention is to equip you with the broad range of statistical and mathematical tools needed to tackle practical real-world problems in financial risk management. Upon successful completion of this programme, you will have the expertise to identify and manage the major sources of risk in the financial markets; understand the role of financial derivative products, their use (and misuse) and how they are priced; analyse financial data and specifically build risk models, detect trends in data, test a given hypothesis and forecast future values; and build an investment portfolio (of risky assets) and carefully monitor its performance through time.

Different course options
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2016.

Full time | Bloomsbury Campus | 1 year | OCT-16

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course.

Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2016.

Credit Risk Management (15 Credits) - Core

The aims of this module are to demonstrate an understanding of the different reasons for (and approaches to) measuring credit risk and to gain fundamental knowledge of the mathematical and statistical theory behind the subject and to be able to apply this to solve real-world problems.

Financial Econometrics I (15 Credits) - Core

The aim of this module is to achieve an understanding of statistical and econometric methods for the analysis of time series data on financial asset prices.

Tuition fees
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2016.

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2016.

The normal requirement is a first-class or good second-class degree from a UK university, or an overseas university qualification of an equivalent standard in a quantitative subject, such as mathematics, physics, statistics, economics or engineering. Alternatively a merit or higher in our Graduate Diploma in Finance or Financial Engineering. Work experience will be taken into account in assessing applications. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

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