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Quantitative Finance and Risk Management MSc

Quantitative Finance and Risk Management MSc

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12 months

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Risk Management Financial Analysis Finance / Accounting (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Our Quantitative Finance and Risk Management MSc will develop your understanding of generalist finance issues. You'll also develop specialist practical skills in quantitative methodology and risk management.

About this course

Worldwide growth in the financial services sector has fuelled the demand for graduates with a sound understanding of generalist finance issues, combined with specialist skills in quantitative methodology and risk management. This course meets this demand. It builds on the Business School’s established strengths in economics and finance.

The course advances your understanding of the:

role of finance in a modern economy
operation and behaviour of financial markets and investors

It will enable you to develop a career in the financial services sector. It will also suit future quantitative analysts in economics and finance.

What you'll learn

This course will provide opportunities for you to develop relevant skills and a practical understanding of:

the behaviour of international financial markets
the ability to analyse the strategies of financial market investors
the role of finance in a modern economy

Your development

On completion of this course, you will be able to demonstrate practical skills and the ability to:

deal with complex issues both systematically and analytically
use this analysis to make sound judgements
deploy advanced analytical techniques in the areas of finance and risk management
critically assess the quality of the analytical data generated by these techniques
synthesise and present relevant data, conclusions and recommendations to both specialist and non-specialist audiences
apply the knowledge, skills and understanding gained on the programme to complex issues within finance and related industries.


This module aims to provide students with a detailed understanding of how the computer software MATLAB can be used for advanced empirical analysis in finance. MATLAB is one of the main computer programming languages used by quantitative analysts in investment banking research and risk management. For students interested in working in these areas, completing a module on MATLAB will be very helpful.
NBS8331 Introductory Econometrics (10 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent. You also need to show a firm grasp of: basic calculus; probability theory; statistical inference; If this is not evident from your transcripts, please use your personal statement to give details of your mathematical knowledge.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has also developed a presence in two similarly vibrant and globally connected locations, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide opportunities for global...more

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