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Investment and Financial Risk Management MSc

Kingston University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Kingston Hill

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why choose this course?

Investment and financial risk is a highly competitive sector and our course will give you the IT and research skills that employers demand. This rigorous and intensive masters course is designed to produce high-calibre, analytical graduates with practical skills who are ready to slot in to a specialised role. As a graduate, you will be ready to work in investment, trading, financial analysis, fund management, banking, financial services, finance and financial consultancy. The course is an extremely practical programme using real examples, the latest research and theories, and live data. This course is suitable for both experienced corporate finance and financial management practitioners who want to add to their skills, and those looking for a career in the area. This course is accredited by the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT).

What you will study

This course is underpinned by the latest research and best practice. Modules have been developed to provide you with up-to-date and relevant knowledge of accounting, finance and research methods. Each module is designed to develop the skills valued by employers, such as presentation, team work, problem solving and communication skills. We teach an extremely practical programme using real-life examples, live data and the latest research and theories. You will get the opportunity to create and manage investment portfolios and present the results, learn to use a Bloomberg trading room and industry standard databases, and undertake a research project. You will examine the key issues in investment banking and trading. You will also learn to apply various different techniques in practice. We will show you how to analyse and explore a number of different topics using a balance of qualitative and quantitative methods.

Teaching and assessment

Assessment typically comprises exams (eg test or exam), practical (eg presentations, performance) and coursework (eg essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation).

After you graduate

This course can typically help lead to careers for example in investment banking, finance, insurance, risk control, compliance and regulation. Typical roles may include investment manager, risk controller, compliance officer, risk officer, investment analyst and consultant. Graduates have gone on to work for Moody's Analytics, Ernst & Young, Nordea, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, Protiviti Ltd, Gulf International Bank, Danske Bank, Barclays and Accenture.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,500per year

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

University information

Kingston University

  • University League Table

    100th

  • Campus address

    Kingston University, River House, 53-57 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1LQ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    90th out of 103 7

    93rd out of 123 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    105 48%

    75th

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    44 44%

    98th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    85th

    24
  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    104 48%

    99th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    53 53%

    112th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    48th

    21

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