Financial Risk Management MSc: In the wake of the recent financial crises, a better understanding of financial risk management will play an extremely important role. The MSc Financial Risk Management has been designed to meet the demand from the financial sector for individuals with expertise in this field. The programme will be 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, students 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 II; market risk management; mathematics of financial derivatives; portfolio theory; quantitative techniques. Option modules: advanced topics in finance I; banking and regulation; commodities and commodities derivatives, computational methods for commodities; corporate finance; financial markets and crises; forecasting economic and financial time series; dissertation MSc Financial Risk Management.
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.