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Financial Risk Management MSc

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General) Risk Management

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme focuses on the risk management and the quantification of several types of risk such as financial, including market risk and some elements of liquidity and counterpart risk.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • Financial Risk Management will provide you with a thorough understanding of advanced econometric analysis; theories of risk, including bond market interest rate determination, market risk, liquidity risk and counterpart risk; the role and impact of financial regulations.
  • It will equip you with up to date risk management skills for the quantification of risk and the optimal asset allocation. These skills are essential for managing and hedging market, credit and interest rate risks.
  • You will have access to statistical packages, such as MATLAB and EViews, and a dedicated computer lab that will enable you to put theory into practice.

CAREER PROSPECTS

As a graduate you will be qualified to work in risk management, asset management companies, hedge funds, wealth management banks and central banks. Graduates have found employment with companies such as Morgan Stanley, HSBC, KPMG, and the Royal Bank of Scotland. We have a dedicated careers and employability team who provide 1-2-1 support and advice, group workshops, employer events on campus and networking opportunities throughout the year to help you with your career prospects.

Modules

The course aims to investigate structured analytic framework for the analysis of investment funds and unregulated funds. Students will learn to: 1) Distinguish the risk profile of a fund's investment strategy, structure, leverage and liquidity; 2) Apply financial analytic tools used to benchmark the performance and risk profile of a fund; 3) Design ad-hoc investment structured products to meet customers' needs.
Dissertation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

13,650

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

30,250

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in economics, finance, engineering, physics, or another highly mathematical discipline.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The university has over 7,000 postgraduate students from 140 countries around the world, taking up taught and research degrees. Study options vary from Financial Economics...more