University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Financial Risk Management

This course provides a professionally orientated syllabus, offering a thorough training in risk management, portfolio management, investment analysis and finance. The course teaches a range of skills in quantitative analysis, including mathematical techniques, econometrics and programming and the dissertation module gives students an opportunity to conduct industry focused research, relevant to their future employment. The degree provides an excellent preparation for employment within the finance industry, particularly in an analytical or risk management role.

Entry requirements

Students should have an upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university, preferably with economic, business or accounting analysis and some mathematical or statistical content.

Course modules

Term 1: quantitative methods for business and finance; principles of finance; financial econometrics; numerical methods for risk management. Term 2: financial risk management; financial derivatives; fixed income securities; plus one from the following: international money and finance; corporate finance; market microstructure and trading; the macroeconomic environment; applied microeconometrics; applied macroeconometrics. Term 3: advanced financial risk management; investment management; dissertation In addition to the core modules, students can take the following courses to complement their study for the GARP Financial Risk Manager (FRM) examinations. Ethics in Finance and Investment; exams preparation for FRM Level 1

Assessment methods

Teaching is by a variety of lectures and seminars. Assessment is by written examination, assessed coursework, presentation, and a dissertation. The percentage of the final mark awarded for the continuously assessed component varies across modules. There are 10 taught modules examined in January, June and August and a dissertation module which is written over summer.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,470 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 15,855 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 7,470 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
0116 252 5381