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Financial Risk Management MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General) Risk Management

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Birkbeck's MSc Financial Risk Management has been designed to meet the demand from the financial sector for individuals with expertise in this field. The course will equip you with the broad range of statistical and mathematical tools you need to tackle practical, real-world problems in financial risk management. Upon successful completion of this course, you will have the expertise to identify and manage the major sources of risk in the financial markets.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework.

Graduates can pursue a career in banking and finance, the public sector, industry, and research and analysis. Possible professions include financial risk analyst, economist, or purchasing manager. This degree can also be useful in becoming a management consultant or actuary.

Different course options

Full time | Birkbeck, Central London WC1 | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

This module examines the different reasons for (and approaches to) measuring credit risk, the mathematical and statistical theory behind the subject and how to apply this to solve real-world problems.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,600

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Course specific entry requirements: Students usually need a first-class or good second-class degree (2:1 or above) in a quantitative subject, such as mathematics, physics, statistics, economics or engineering. Alternatively, a merit or higher in our MSc Finance is needed. Standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and their professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners. Our standard postgraduate entry requirement for international students is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent international qualification.

University information

With a history that dates back 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London is unique in that it delivers its near-300 postgraduate courses in the evenings, enabling students to work or focus on other commitments during the day. Courses can be studied full-time or part-time and some can be studied through distance learning. Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research universities and provides its 700 postgraduate research student with a...more

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