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Finance and Risk Management Extended Masters MSc

Finance and Risk Management Extended Masters MSc

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Study mode

Full time


15 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General) Risk Management

Course type


Course Summary


Businesses are effected by volatility in the financial markets, sovereign debt crises and geopolitical uncertainty, their success is reliant on being able to operate in the face of financial risk.

Professionals with a strong grasp of risk management, who are able to identify, assess and ensure adequate measures are in place to help companies manage risk are in high demand the world over.

Our Masters in risk management aims to develop your skills as a practising professional, helping you play a vital role in financial and risk management. If you have a good first degree (at 2:1 or above) and want to develop a specialist set of skills to enhance your employment prospects and personal development, join us on this challenging course.

Course detail

This Masters in financial risk management has been created with input from industry professionals to help you acquire the skills and knowledge required by employers in this field. You will work with live industry simulations, which will expose you to the systems and problems that professionals encounter in the real world.

You will study at The Claude Littner Business School, a leading provider of national and international business and finance education.

Extended Masters option

If you have an undergraduate degree, but do not quite meet the entry criteria for this course, you may qualify for our Extended Masters. You will take two extra modules to prepare you for the course and you must study full-time. We also provide English language support if you need it. Once you complete these two modules, you can progress directly onto the regular Masters course.

Study & career progression

Once you graduate, you could go on to be a:

  • risk analyst
  • investment consultant
  • finance and risk analyst
  • risk manager
  • strategy consultant
  • risk adviser.

After completing your studies, you will be eligible to apply for a doctoral course at the Claude Littner Business School.


On this module you will study relevant themes in probability theory and the value-at-risk framework for assessing and managing market risk. You will cover topics such as value-at-risk modelling, application equity and Forex markets, and derivatives. Furthermore, you will learn to build computer models for modelling risk.
Dissertation - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

To study the extended masters programme you will need: a bachelor's degree.

University information

The University of West London (UWL) is based in the heart of one of the UK’s most successful business regions, with a number of global organisations such a GlaxoSmithKline and Sky based locally. The University offers postgraduate courses in subjects ranging from nursing to music. Known as the ‘career university’, there is an impressive graduate employment rate, with courses specifically designed to enable students to secure work after...more