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Financial Risk Management MSc Birkbeck, University of London

Department of Economics, Mathematics And Statistics

Next start date: Oct 2015 more start dates
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Financial Risk Management MSc: The programme is demanding and challenging. Its intention is to equip you with the broad range of statistical and mathematical tools needed to tackle practical real-world problems in financial risk management. Upon successful completion of this programme, you will have the expertise to: Identify and manage the major sources of risk in the financial markets. Understand the role of financial derivative products, their use (and misuse) and how they are priced. Analyse financial data and specifically build risk models, detect trends in data, test a given hypothesis and forecast future values. Build an investment portfolio (of risky assets) and carefully monitor its performance through time.


Core modules: credit risk management; dissertation MSc finance; financial econometrics 1; financial econometrics 2; market risk management; mathematics of financial derivatives; portfolio theory; quantitative techniques.

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Oct 2016

Oct 2015

2 years

Part-time No application date provided Bloomsbury,
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More info: £5975 per year

Oct 2016

Oct 2015

1 years

Full time No application date provided Bloomsbury,
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More info: £11950 per year

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The normal requirement is a first-class or good second-class degree (2.1 or better) from a UK university, or an overseas university qualification of an equivalent standard in a quantitative subject, such as mathematics, physics, statistics, economics or engineering. Alternatively a merit or higher in our Graduate Diploma in Finance or Financial Engineering. Work experience will be taken into account in assessing applications. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

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Postgraduate Qualification (MSc)

Subject areas

Risk Management, Finance / Accounting (General)


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