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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    30-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Develop your knowledge of finance, risk and decision-making in this specialist UK master's course.

MSc Risk and Finance allows you to select the modules you want to study to follow your career goals. This accredited course lets you apply for credits towards professional qualifications, setting you above your competitors.

As part of Southampton Business School you'll get many opportunities to advance your career prospects.

You’ll combine finance, risk and decision-making modules with specialist topics on insurance and credit scoring in our master’s degree in risk and finance. This flexible risk management master's is suited to students who want to pursue a career in risk and finance.

Our MSc risk management degree is accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute and Institute of Risk Management. This means you can apply for credits towards professional risk management qualifications.

You’ll use credit scoring data and industry-standard software as part of your studies and can explore different topics, including:

  • stock market analysis
  • simulation modelling
  • credit risk
  • enterprise risk management

Become a master of financial risk management by specialising in finance or insurance subject modules, or you can continue to learn about both areas. This will keep your career options broad or encourage you to focus in one area.

Southampton Business School is a leader in research for banking, finance and risk management. The school provides career-enhancing opportunities like IBM’s Academic Initiative. Risk managers and industry leaders from companies such as Goldman Sachs and PwC, will visit to discuss careers one a one-to-one basis.

Careers

You’ll gain the knowledge to pursue a career as an investment banker, fund manager or risk analyst in the financial sector as well as advance your careers prospects in any sector as financial analyst or risk manager.

Popular graduate careers include:

  • stockbroker
  • fund manager
  • risk officer
  • financial risk manager
  • financial manager
  • financial analyst
  • investment banker

Graduates now work in various fields, including:

  • banking
  • mutual and hedge funds
  • accountancy
  • insurance
  • IT
  • risk management
  • business security

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 26,500per year

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

University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 103 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    148 67%

    24th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%

    33rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    50th

    20

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