M.Sc. On Campus

Risk and Finance

University of Southampton

12 months
28000 GBP/year
15000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Develop your knowledge of finance, risk and decision-making at this specialist Risk and Finance MSc course offered by the University of Southampton. This degree allows you to select the modules you want to study to follow your career goals. This accredited course lets you apply for credits towards professional qualifications, setting you above your competitors.


Course Details

You’ll combine finance, risk and decision-making modules with specialist topics on insurance and credit scoring in our master’s degree in risk and finance. This flexible risk management master's is suited to students who want to pursue a career in risk and finance. 

This specialist Risk and Finance MSc course offered by the University of Southampton is accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute and Institute of Risk Management. This means you can apply for credits towards professional risk management qualifications. 

You’ll use credit scoring data and industry-standard software as part of your studies and can explore different topics, including: 

  • stock market analysis 
  • simulation modelling 
  • credit risk
  • enterprise risk management 

Become a master of financial risk management by specialising in finance or insurance subject modules, or you can continue to learn about both areas. This will keep your career options broad or encourage you to focus in one area.

Southampton Business School is a leader in research for banking, finance and risk management. The school provides career-enhancing opportunities like IBM’s Academic Initiative. Risk managers and industry leaders from companies such as Goldman Sachs and PwC, will visit to discuss careers one a one-to-one basis. 

Career Opportunities

You’ll gain the knowledge to pursue a career as an investment banker, fund manager or risk analyst in the financial sector as well as advance your careers prospects in any sector as financial analyst or risk manager. 

Popular graduate careers include: 

  • stockbroker 
  • fund manager 
  • risk officer 
  • financial risk manager 
  • financial manager 
  • financial analyst 
  • investment banker 

Graduates now work in various fields, including: 

  • banking 
  • mutual and hedge funds 
  • accountancy 
  • insurance 
  • IT 
  • risk management 
  • business security  

Every year, professional risk managers and industry leaders come to discuss careers in the sector with our students. They include representatives from: 

  • IBM 
  • Goldman Sachs 
  • PwC 
  • The Chartered Insurance Institute  
  • Old Mutual Wealth 

In partnership with IBM’s Academic Initiative, we regularly host guest lectures provided by IBM senior managers and facilitate IBM graduate opportunities for our students. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Risk Management
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Problem Structuring
  • Business Ethics
  • Simulation
  • Corporate Risk Management Processes
  • Stock Market Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 degree in a subject with quantitative study such as: 

  • risk 
  • finance 
  • science 
  • engineering 
  • economics 
  • business    

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    15000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £28,000.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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