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MSc Finance and Risk Management

University of Stirling

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Stirling

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Overview

The MSc Finance and Risk Management is a Financial Risk Manager partner of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and the course covers at least 70% of the GARP body of knowledge along with 100% of the ethics and professional conduct learning objectives required for the FRM Part I examination or FRM Part II examination.

By aligning the course with the FRM curriculum, rigorous academic learning is coupled with practitioner-driven insight and certification. Through this combination, students are better prepared to succeed in the challenging field of risk management.

As you study, you’ll acquire a broad knowledge of finance, financial theory and the practical methods used to analyse financial data. Further specialist knowledge and analytical skills are developed in financial risk management, including how to identify, measure and manage a broad range of financial risk types including operational risk, foreign exchange risk, liquidity risk and market risk.

You’ll have access to professional financial databases including Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters Eikon, Datastream, S&P Capital IQ and Financial Times. Other features of the course include the Amplify Trading Boot Camp, where students get first-hand experience in real-world trading, and the Student Managed Investment Fund, which provides students with the experience of managing actual funds. There’s also an opportunity to attend our series of guest lectures by professionals from the industry. All these features help to enhance employability, increase participation, improve learning, and play a part in a world-leading student experience.

Course objectives

This course gives you a broad knowledge of finance and financial risk management. The importance of finance in a both businesses and the wider national and international economy has been heightened following the financial crisis, with an increased need for well qualified risk managers.

The course provides fundamental knowledge related to finance theories, investments, banking and relevant regulations, and you’ll gain an understanding of the different types of risks faced by corporations and markets. You’ll also learn to analyse, model, manage and develop strategies to hedge against risk. In the aftermath of the financial crisis, there is an increased need for a better understanding of corporate risk management, including operational risk, foreign exchange risk, liquidity risk, market risk, interest rate risk, portfolio risk and enterprise risk. Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 20,845per 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 Stirling

  • University League Table

    45th

  • Campus address

    University of Stirling, Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 103 2

    18th out of 123 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    176 80%

    6th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    34th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    81st

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    168 77%

    12th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    40th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    48th

    14

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