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.
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.
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
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|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Leicester||Leicester||LE1 7RH||East Midlands|
0116 252 5381