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Investment and Financial Risk Management, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #591 (QS) ,
The Investment and Financial Risk Management course at Kingston University will give you the IT and research skills employers demand. This rigorous and intensive masters course is designed to produce high-calibre, analytical graduates with practical skills who are ready to slot in to a specialised role. As a graduate, you will be ready to work in investment, trading, financial analysis.

About

What will you study?

When you arrive, we will introduce you to the Business School and its expectations and ethos, alongside a personal development programme, then you will start work on individual modules. Each module is designed to develop the skills valued by employers, such as presentation, team work, problem solving and communication skills.

We teach an extremely practical programme using real-life examples, live data and the latest research and theories. Students get the opportunity to create and manage investment portfolios and present the results, learn to use a Bloomberg trading room and industry standard databases, and undertake a research project.

You will examine the key issues in investment banking and trading. You will also learn to apply various different techniques in practice. We will show you how to analyse and explore a number of different topics using a balance of qualitative and quantitative methods.

Where this course will take you

This course is highly practical, giving you a highly focused training that shows employers that you have the skills to succeed. You will use facilities such as the Bloomberg Trading room and Thomson Datastream Advance, gaining the knowledge and experience you will need to further your career.

Graduates of the Investment and Financial Risk Management course at Kingston University can progress to high-ranking positions in banking and other financial services around the globe, or work in a related field such as the financial press or government bodies.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Association of Corporate Treasurers and offers exemptions from their professional exams.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Bank Financial Risk Management
  • Risk Financing
  • Financial Modelling and Research Methods
  • Corporate Finance and Financial Statement Analysis
  • Portfolio Theory and Investment Banking
  • Fixed Income Analysis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Please note: there is no official deadline for applications, but we recommend that you apply by June for September entry and by October for January entry.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      2 years including professional placement
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 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

  • We welcome applications from anyone with a good honours (or equivalent) in any relevant discipline. 
  • If you do not have an honours degree, you will need to show us evidence that you know enough about the relevant subjects to understand the course materials - for example, a professional qualification, training or work experience in a relevant field.

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    15600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10750 GBP per year 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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