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 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.
The information included on this webpage is indicative of the courses provided by the University of Leicester. Due to regular enhancement of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website and Terms and Conditions for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information before submitting an application.
2:1 degree or equivalent from a recognised university with economic, business or accounting analysis and 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.
Quantitative Methods for Business and Finance
Principles of Finance
Numerical Methods for Risk Management
Financial Risk Management
Fixed Income Securities
Advanced Financial Risk Management
Plus your Dissertation
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
Option modules, choose one option module from:
The Macroeconomic Environment
International Money and Finance
Market Microstructure and Trading
Islamic Banking and Finance
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.
The Department of Economics has a strong history of supporting students throughout their studies and beyond into their future careers. 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.
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