Financial Risk Management

MSc, 1 year, full-time

This is for you if... you want to equip yourself with skills in risk management techniques, quantitative analysis, financial analysis and programming.

Course Description

The MSc in Financial Risk Management is geared towards your professional development and will provide you with a thorough training in risk management, portfolio management, investment analysis and finance. The degree provides an excellent preparation for employment within the finance industry, particularly in an analytical or risk management role.

You will develop a range of skills in quantitative analysis, including mathematical techniques, econometrics and programming. The dissertation gives you the opportunity to conduct industry focused research, relevant to your future employment.

As well as gaining a thorough insight into financial risk management, the course will equip you with a command of advanced analytical techniques, computing and research methods for problem-solving and the critical evaluation of economic arguments.

To help you develop the skills that leading employers ask for, and let you see how traders work, we have 12 Bloomberg terminals in the University Library. 

Key Facts
Start date
September each year
Department
School of Business
Contact

MSc Admissions Advisor
School of Business
+44 (0)116 252 2157 or 5113
economicspg@le.ac.uk

School of Business website

Why Leicester?

At Leicester you will be taught by leading experts, who have both an excellent academic reputation and real-world experience.

Academic staff at Leicester have produced research on economic growth and development, economic transition in Eastern Europe, the East-Asia crisis and UK monetary and fiscal policy.

Our staff are regularly consulted by government agencies around the world. We also provide expertise to international economic institutions such as the IMF, OECD and the World Bank.

Course Structure

Term 1

Term 1

During your first three weeks you will study the following modules:

  • Foundations of Mathematics for Finance
  • Professional Skills in Finance

Core modules

In addition to the core modules you can take the following courses to complement your study for the GARP Financial Risk Manager (FRM) examinations.

  • Ethics in Finance and Investment
  • Exams preparation for FRM Level 1



Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Term 2

Term 2

Core modules

Option modules

Choose two option modules from:

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Term 3

Term 3

Modules

Plus your Dissertation

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Teaching and Assessment

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, classes and computer practicals. You will be supported throughout your studies by department staff who are also available for private supervision.

Your course modules will generally be assessed by a combination of exams and coursework projects. Some modules are assessed by demonstrated skills in computing or by seminar presentation where this is appropriate.

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Entry Requirements

A good second class honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university with some mathematical or statistical content.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

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Fees and Funding

Career Opportunities

Our finance and economics courses have been developed to match the needs of employers and are highly regarded within business and government, whether national or international.

This course begins with a 3 week introductory module covering two professional certificates. Firstly you will cover the content for the CFA Institute Investment Foundations Certificate. It is recognised by employers in the finance industry and can be completed optionally externally at a fee. You will also be introduced to the Bloomberg Terminals and given the opportunity to complete the free online exam 'Bloomberg Essentials' Completing these professional certificates can help you stand out to employers. 

Many of our students have gone on to work in major banks, companies, and governments, or pursued careers in academia and education.

A postgraduate qualification from the University of Leicester is career-changing. It can be the spring board to promotion with your current employer, the platform from which to launch a new career, or simply an aid to becoming more effective in your current role.

If you are already in employment, enhancing your career by studying at postgraduate level gives a clear signal to employers that you are committed to developing your skills and knowledge and have studied to a higher level.

Read about some of our recent graduates.

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Course Qualification Duration Start Dates Availability
Financial Risk Management MSc 1 year full-time September each year Apply Now
Course
Financial Risk Management
Qualification
MSc
Duration
1 year full-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability

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