Leeds University Business School

University of Leeds

Financial Risk Management

This course prepares you to meet these requirements, equipping you to respond to emerging developments in the global capital and money markets. You'll gain comprehensive knowledge of essential topics including the dynamics of financial markets, the causes and effects of financial risk and professional practices for measuring and managing portfolio risk.

Entry requirements

You should have a good first degree (2:1 or higher) in a relevant degree such as accounting, finance, economics, mathematics, physics, or engineering. If English is not your first language you need to have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with 6 or more in each section), or TOEFL iBT equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Portfolio risk management; corporate finance; applied finance; financial modelling and analysis; risk and insurance; financial derivatives. Dissertation route: research methods in finance; dissertation; plus two optional modules. Non-dissertation route: securities markets microstructure; current issues in finance; consumer and corporate credit; plus three optional modules. Optional modules: accounting for managers; behavioural finance; discrete time finance; forensic accounting and finance; information and organisational design; international banking and finance; security investment analysis.

Sponsorship information

There are a number of part fee scholarships available for UK, EU and international students.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 20,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
0113 343 4908