12 months
15800 GBP/year
11450 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc Financial Risk Management programme offered by the Coventry University aims to provide you with expertise in financial risk management, thereby preparing you for employment within a broad array of financial service sectors. 

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Financial Risk Management is an essential discipline and a highly rewarding career path in the global financial sector, with a growing demand for skills which safeguard the financial well-being of corporations and financial institutions alike.

The MSc Financial Risk Management programme offered by the Coventry University  aims to provide you with the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge in finance, with a particular focus on financial risk management.

It combines critical analysis and understanding of concepts and theories in financial risk management with development of a quantitative financial risk-assessment skill set, all embedded within real-world applications.

The course will involve critical evaluation, interpretation and communication of risk information and data for tactical and strategic financial risk management purposes. You will also have the opportunity to explore financial risk management as it manifests in a variety of forms, including market risk, credit risk, and liquidity risk.

It seeks to enhance your knowledge and skills in critical analysis, through an in-depth study of key issues relating to the subject matter. For example, concepts and principles not only explaining how financial risk arises, but importantly also how it can be mitigated, at the level of individual financial assets and liabilities, at portfolio level, and at enterprise level.

The course will establish a theoretical foundation which comprehensively explores the complex and dynamic financial relationships manifesting the most important types of financial risks encountered in business, such as market risk, credit risk, and liquidity risk. Furthermore, since theoretical underpinnings are explored in the context of industry-relevant applications, graduates of the course should be able to realise inherent competitive advantages that promote eventual transition into the workplace. Through a process of inclusive learning, you will also have the opportunity to evaluate the regulatory framework applied to banks in order to gain a critical awareness of the importance of regulation and its many challenges. 

Career prospects

This course aims to provide you with expertise in financial risk management, thereby preparing you for employment within a relatively broad array of financial service sectors, such as insurance, pensions, asset management, and banking, as well as corporations in various business segments.

Roles within those institutions could include financial analyst, asset manager, risk manager, and treasurer.

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Are you looking to develop skills for your future career? Take the next step and choose to study at the UK's Top Modern University (Guardian University Guide 2019). Coventry University puts employability at the centre of all that we do and have great links with industry, helping thousands of students to find relevant work placements and internships.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Market Risk Management
  • Credit Risk Management
  • International Banking
  • Fund Management
  • Risk and Insurance
  • Financial Engineering
  • Global Professional Development – Consultancy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

To be accepted for the course you must possess either: 

  • an honours undergraduate degree (minimum of 2:2) in an appropriate business or finance background 


  • appropriate work experience in the financial sector together with relevant professional qualifications. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    11450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11450 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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