Program Overview

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 16 Bloomberg terminals in the ULSB Trading Room at the School of Business.

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  Location

LeicesterUnited Kingdom

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  Course Duration

12 Months

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  Tuition Fee

£ 21,000

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IELTS: 6.5

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Semester 1


During the first part of the term you will study the two non-credit bearing modules Foundations of Mathematics for Finance and Professional Skills in Finance before moving on to the remainder of your modules.

  • Financial Analysis and Investment
  • Financial Modelling
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Risk Management 


Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

 

Semester 2

 

  • C++ Programming for Finance
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Fixed-Income Securities
  • The Macroeconomic Environment


Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

 

Term 3

 

  • Advanced Financial Risk Management
  • Investment Management

 

Plus your Dissertation

 

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

A good second class honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university with some mathematical or statistical content.

 

English Language Requirements
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

 

International Qualifications
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UK Students
This is the total course fee.

 

Starting in September 2022

  • £10,500

 

If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £3,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

 

International Students
This is the total course fee.

 

Starting in September 2022

  • £21,000

 

You will need to pay a deposit of £3,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

 

From 2022 onwards, EU nationals will pay the International fee. If you are an EU national with settled or pre-settled status under the EU settlement scheme, you may qualify for the UK fee (subject to criteria).

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.

 

A postgraduate qualification from the University of Leicester is career-changing. It can be the spring board to promotion with your current employer, the platform from which to launch a new career, or simply an aid to becoming more effective in your current role.

 

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.

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