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Quantitative Finance and Risk Management MSc

Quantitative Finance and Risk Management MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Risk Management Financial Analysis Finance / Accounting (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This course will develop your understanding of generalist finance issues. You'll also develop specialist practical skills in quantitative methodology and risk management. 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 and 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. 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 and the role of finance in a modern economy.

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 and apply the knowledge, skills and understanding gained on the programme to complex issues within finance and related industries.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



The module seeks to: advance the understanding on using recent advances in econometrics for testing theories in economics and finance; provide technical skills necessary to pursue a wide range of empirical research in economics and finance and offer the opportunity to develop some advanced quantitative skills. The module covers a comprehensive set of essential material on time series analysis.

Tuition fees

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 (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have a 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent. You also need to show a firm grasp of: basic calculus; probability theory and 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 developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global...more