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.
Careers and employability
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.
We are an Academic Partner of The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). Accreditation by GARP ensures that this course will prepare you for the Financial Risk Management (FRM) professional exams and give you the skills you need to succeed in your career.
- Foundations of Mathematics for Finance
- Professional Skills in Finance
- Financial Analysis and Investment
- Financial Modelling
- Financial Statement Analysis
- Ethics in Finance and Investment
- Exams preparation for FRM Level 1
- C++ Programming for Finance
- Financial Derivatives
- Financial Risk Management
- Accountability, Representation and Control
- Corporate Finance
- Empirical Finance
- Finance, Markets and Organisation
- Financial Accounting and Audit
- Fixed Income Securities
- International Money and Finance
- Macroeconomic Environment
- Market Microstructure and Trading
- Public Finance
- Advanced Financial Risk Management
- Investment Management
- 12 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A good second class honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university with some mathematical or statistical content.
International21000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National10500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
Living costs for Leicester
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