Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Risk and Investment Management

Effective risk management is now recognised as a key component in the successful performance of both financial and non-financial organisations; consequently, the development of more systematic approaches to risk management and financial regulation is now a major concern across all large organisations, resulting in the recognition that risk management now requires specialist skills. The purpose of the programme is therefore to equip the future generation of managers and regulators with the skill set necessary for dealing with a wide range of risks; it ensures that our students are best placed to find high-quality employment in an area which is presently an employment hot spot for recruitment to financial institutions, regulatory bodies, government agencies and risk management divisions in large non-financial firms.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Mathematics, Accountancy, Finance, Economics or other relevant quantitative subject. Science and Engineering disciplines will be considered where there is a significant mathematical component. We welcome applications from a diverse range of applicants so will also consider previous work experience alongside academic qualifications. International students must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.*Taken within the last 2 years.

Course modules

Modules include: Asset pricing; corporate finance; financial regulation and risk management; research methods in finance; credit risk management; derivatives; enterprise risk management and risk analytics; time-series financial econometrics.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: Individual coursework; group work; oral presentations; simulations; case studies; class tests; examinations; a dissertation or work-based research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time - 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 16,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

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Queen's University Management School
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