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Financial Risk Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #93 (QS) ,
Demand is growing worldwide for experts who have the technical skills to measure and manage financial risk. The Financial Risk Management M.Sc. degree from University of Leeds prepares you to meet these requirements, equipping you to respond to emerging developments in the global capital and money markets.

About

By choosing the Financial Risk Management M.Sc. degree from University of Leeds you’ll gain comprehensive knowledge of essential topics including the dynamics of financial markets, the causes and effects of financial risk and professional practices for measuring and managing portfolio risk. You can also choose optional modules allowing you to specialise in areas such as accounting, international banking and security investment analysis.

Learning from highly qualified teaching staff involved in world-class research in financial risk management, you’ll test your knowledge in genuine business scenarios during practical case study exercises and simulations. Thanks to our excellent links with industry and commerce, you’ll gain an understanding of the latest challenges in financial markets worldwide.

Academic excellence

As a student you will be able to access the knowledge of our advanced specialist research units, which also have strong links with leading institutions in the US, Europe and Asia. These include the Centre for Advanced Study in Finance (CASIF), the Institute of Banking and Investment (IBI) and the Credit Management Research Centre (CMRC). This research makes an important contribution to your learning on the MSc Financial Risk Management; you will benefit from a curriculum that is informed by the latest knowledge and critical thinking.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this course are equipped with the skills and knowledge to pursue a range of career options within finance, including risk management, credit risk analysis, derivatives, insurance and finance research.

Previous graduates have gone on to work for a variety of financial institutions, investment banks, regulators and standard setters, international insurers, asset managers, underwriters and investment funds.

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Portfolio Risk Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Applied Finance
  • Financial Modelling and Analysis
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Accounting and Finance Dissertation
  • Critical Skills for the Finance Professional
  • Security Investment Analysis
  • Information and Organisation Design
  • Forensic Accounting and Finance
  • International Banking and Finance
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Discrete Time Finance

                      Detailed Programme Facts

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                      • Programme intensity Full-time
                        • Full-time duration 12 months
                      • Credits
                        180 alternative credits
                      • Languages
                        • English
                      • Delivery mode
                        On Campus

                      English Language Requirements

                      • Minimum required score:

                        6.5

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                      • Minimum required score:

                        92

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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

                      • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a relevant subject such as accounting, finance, economics, mathematics, physics, or engineering.
                      • You should have a strong grounding in quantitative subjects with high scores in these subjects.

                      Tuition Fee

                      Living costs for Leeds

                      • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
                        Living Costs

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

                      Funding

                      Leeds University Business School typically awards up to £1m annually in scholarships for Masters level study. Scholarships are available for the most talented candidates. We consider all eligible applicants who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and excellent personal and professional skills.

                      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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