Keele University

Keele University

Financial Risk Management

This is a specialist programme that provides the analytical and technical skills associated with analysing financial risks alongside practical tools in financial risk management. The programme builds competency in analysing various risk-metrics and also examines how risk should be priced for effective financial management. This competency is supported by the use of Bloomberg professional services platform and other industry-standard software throughout the programme, including the students' hands-on access to this software.

Entry requirements

All applicants must hold at least a good 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1 or 2.2) or overseas equivalent in in finance, economics or other business-related subject area demonstrating quantitative content, or in an alternative quantitative subject. Students who have appropriate professional qualifications or relevant work experience may also be considered. Outstanding students (2.1 and above or overseas equivalent) with backgrounds outside of these areas may also be considered and are encouraged to contact the course director. The University uses a range of relevant selection criteria including academic qualifications, professional experience, evidence of likely commitment to academic study, and an estimate of a candidate's future potential. Students applying with a 2.1 and higher degree or overseas equivalent will be automatically considered for a scholarship of £1,500, subject to continual good performance throughout the year. Anyone applying from a country where English is not the 1st language is required to take one of the internationally recognised English language tests such as Academic IELTS or equivalent English language qualification. The minimum entry level is IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each subtest or equivalent English language test scores. For overseas students who do not meet all direct entry requirements, the opportunity to take an intensive pre-MSc programme leading to MSc entry may be offered.

Course modules

Financial markets; quantitative methods in finance; fixed income securities and credit risk; portfolio risk management; applied finance; economics of financial decisions under risk; financial modelling; risk and insurance; corporate finance; international money and finance; behavioural finance.

Assessment methods

Taught modules are usually assessed by a combination of unseen examination and coursework which may include essays, mini projects and tests. Guidance is provided on the choice of dissertation topics and each student will be assigned a supervisor who will guide the student through to completion.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,955 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,955 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,955 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,955 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,955 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Keele Campus Keele ST5 5BG West Midlands

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01782 734010