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Financial Risk Management MSc

University of Leicester

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Leicester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course description

The MSc in Financial Risk Management is geared towards your professional development and will provide you with a thorough training in risk management, portfolio management, investment analysis and finance. The degree provides an excellent preparation for employment within the finance industry, particularly in an analytical or risk management role. We are also an Academic Partner of The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). Accreditation by GARP ensures that this course will prepare you for the Financial Risk Management (FRM) professional exams and give you the skills you need to succeed in your career. You will develop a range of skills in quantitative analysis, including mathematical techniques, econometrics and programming. The dissertation gives you the opportunity to conduct industry focused research, relevant to your future employment. As well as gaining a thorough insight into financial risk management, the course will equip you with a command of advanced analytical techniques, computing and research methods for problem-solving and the critical evaluation of economic arguments. To help you develop the skills that leading employers ask for, and let you see how traders work, we have 12 Bloomberg terminals in the University Library.

Careers

Our finance and economics courses have been developed to match the needs of employers and are highly regarded within business and government, whether national or international. This course begins with a 3 week introductory module covering two professional certificates. Firstly you will cover the content for the CFA Institute Investment Foundations Certificate. It is recognised by employers in the finance industry and can be completed optionally externally at a fee. You will also be introduced to the Bloomberg Terminals and given the opportunity to complete the free online exam 'Bloomberg Essentials' Completing these professional certificates can help you stand out to employers. Many of our students have gone on to work in major banks, companies, and governments, or pursued careers in academia and education. If you are already in employment, enhancing your career by studying at postgraduate level gives a clear signal to employers that you are committed to developing your skills and knowledge and have studied to a higher level.

Tuition fees

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£ 20,825overall cost

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University information

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University of Leicester

  • University League Table

    38th

  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    43rd out of 103

    54th out of 123 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    126 57%

    41st

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    41st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%

    96th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    133 61%

    45th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    56th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.68 74%

    122nd

    33

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