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Financial Risk Management

Birkbeck, University of London

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
Duration
18400 GBP/year
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About

The MSc in Financial Risk Management at Birkbeck, University of London has been designed to meet the demand from the financial sector for individuals with expertise in this field. The course will equip you with the broad range of statistical and mathematical tools you need to tackle practical, real-world problems in financial risk management. 

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Overview

Upon successful completion of this MSc in Financial Risk Management at Birkbeck, University of London , you will have the expertise to identify and manage the major sources of risk in the financial markets. You will understand the role of financial derivative products, their use (and misuse) and how they are priced, and you will be able to analyse financial data and build risk models, detect trends in data, test a given hypothesis and forecast future values. You will also understand how to build an investment portfolio (of risky assets) and carefully monitor its performance over time. 

Birkbeck's postgraduate finance courses are built around our long-running experience in research-led evening teaching. Many of our students work in the finance industry, which generates a lively atmosphere in class and ensures that you'll be studying alongside committed, enthusiastic students with a wealth of experience. You will be taught by active researchers, working at the cutting edge in their respective fields, who are also experienced professional practitioners, giving specialist advice and in-house training to government departments and banks and firms in the City of London. This course is challenging and demanding, so you should demonstrate strong intellectual ability in your application and be willing to work hard. 

Highlights

  • This course combines a high level of academic rigour with a solid grounding in practical problem-solving skills.
  • We have an excellent reputation for the quality of our teaching, which includes providing training for the Treasury and the Bank of England.
  • Birkbeck's Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics enjoys an international reputation and its economics and finance research groups stand among the foremost research groups in the country.
  • In the Research Excellence Framework (REF), more than half of our research outputs in Economics were ranked world-leading or internationally excellent. 

Careers and Employability

Graduates can pursue a career in banking and finance, the public sector, industry, and research and analysis. Possible professions include financial risk analyst, economist, or purchasing manager. This degree can also be useful in becoming a management consultant or actuary. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Credit Risk Management
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Market Risk Management
  • Mathematical Risk Management
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Theory of Finance and Derivatives

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

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

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree in a quantitative subject, such as mathematics, physics, statistics, economics or engineering.
  • Alternatively, a merit or higher in our MSc Finance.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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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