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Risk and Finance, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
    Duration
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The Risk and Finance degree from London School of Economics and Political Science is an interdisciplinary master's programme designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the various facets of risk, including risk perception, management, control and regulation as encountered in a wide variety of contexts.

About

The success of organisations depends upon their ability to operate in the face of risk, and risk management is increasingly recognised as requiring special skills central to the functioning of the organisation. This programme addresses such questions as: What types of risks exist in various settings? What are the appropriate ways to classify, measure and assess risk? How does the organisation of enterprises, governments and markets increase, decrease or change the nature of risk? What techniques can be used to transfer risk in markets, firms or societies? The design of the programme will enable you to acquire a broad knowledge of risk management and regulation, and to deepen your competency in a chosen area of specialisation.

The Risk and Finance degree from London School of Economics and Political Science is supported by Deutsche Bank, which contributes a high level of involvement via a series of practitioner seminars which run throughout the programme. 

Graduate destinations

Graduates of the Department have excellent career prospects relative to their peers. Our MSc programmes prepare students for a range of careers in investment banking, consulting and the wider financial services sector, as can be seen in the Department of Finance Employment Report.

Recent graduates from this programme have gone on work in fields such as consulting, finance and banking, insurance, management, regulation and supervision, and public administration, among others. 

In addition to the internationally recognised research environment and academic rigour of its teaching programmes, a great advantage of studying at LSE is the reputation it holds amongst employers for producing high level graduates. Both the LSE Careers Service and the Department of Finance aim to help its students be as successful as possible on the job market once they graduate from the programme.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Management and Regulation of Risk 
  • Asset Markets 
  • Corporate Finance 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    65

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • 2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline, should include some mathematics and statistics
  • GMAT or GRE is recommended for all applicants and it is required for applicants without a UK undergraduate degree (GMAT preferred)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28608 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28608 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    28056 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28056 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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