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Fintech, Risk and Investment Analysis MSc

University of Sussex

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Today’s investment management professionals need an understanding of financial risk. Changes in banking regulations put increased focus on improving risk management standards and recent advances in artificial intelligence and blockchain create rapid growth in financial technology (FinTech) and its impact on investment management.

On this highly practical course, you’ll learn about investment management, risk management and FinTech. This will help you stand out when you start your career in the investment industry or investment-related risk management positions.

You’ll learn from academic staff who are globally renowned for their teaching excellence and extensive industry experience. You’ll:

  • gain the theoretical and practical knowledge to adapt to changing regulatory environments
  • learn to communicate both quantitative and qualitative information effectively
  • develop skills in coding and automation
  • use trading, risk assessment and portfolio management software. You have access to our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab, supervised by academic and industry experts.

Career

Our graduates are well prepared to enter any employment involving quantitative finance, from large businesses to boutique finance and trading houses. Recruiters include banks, corporate treasury, hedge funds, investment trusts and any firm requiring an in-depth and practical education.

To give you a significant head start in your future career, you’ll be paired with a mentor whose career path matches your own ambitions, who will share their industry expertise with you and give you career guidance.

On successful completion of this MSc, you are qualified to apply for graduate training positions as:

  • a quantitative risk analyst
  • a quantitative investment analyst
  • an asset manager in a bank, corporation, hedge fund or insurance company

Application deadline

01 September 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 23,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Sussex

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

    University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN1 9RH, England

Situated on the sunny South Coast, the iconic city of Brighton is only one hour from London with excellent travel links to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
The sector leading business school offers a complete understanding of management, owing to Sussex’s interest in policy and expertise in science and technology.
One of the most international universities in the UK, Sussex welcomes students to join its friendly community of 150+ nationalities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 105 4

    25th out of 122 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    139 63%

    30th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    19th

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    64th

    14
  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    134 63%

    45th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84.0 84%

    14th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    68th

    17

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