University of Reading

University of Reading

Financial Risk Management

The MSc Financial Risk Management is one of our flagship programmes with a leading world-class reputation for over ten years, and the first one in the UK to be accredited by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)[1]. The financial system has undergone major restructuring in preparation for the new regulatory frameworks, affecting existing roles and creating different skillset requirements within risk management divisions of financial institutions. This programme is tailored to the needs of the rapidly changing financial markets, providing you with career preparation for, and an insight into the new innovations in, the fields of risk management and risk analysis. Through its long-term academic partnerships and accreditations by leading professional bodies, the MSc Financial Risk Management offers a cutting edge learning experience, aligning research excellence and current market intelligence. The degree syllabus is enhanced with the most up-to-date professional practices in the area of risk management, integrating applied academic knowledge to industry needs and providing a competitive advantage to the graduates. Integral to the academic course is the parallel study of the GARP FRM Part I certificate. Upon successful completion of your degree, you will be registered to take the FRM Part I examination. As a graduate of this course, you will also benefit from exemptions in the Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA) exams I and II. Utilise the ICMA Centre's affiliations with international financial organisations, including the International Capital Market Association in Zurich and Thomson Reuters. Experience world-class student facilities, including over 100 state-of-the-art trading simulation terminals supported by Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg, and equipped with the latest trading technology and software. Benefit from being part of Henley Business School, the world renowned, triple-accredited leader in business education and become part of its 70,000-strong alumni network that spans over 150 countries. **Careers** After completion of this programme, students are well-prepared to follow a career in the challenging fields of risk management, or risk analysis with banks, regulators, portfolio managers, corporate treasuries, risk management software houses, specialist financial boutiques and hedge funds. Regulators, governments, advisors and commentators are unanimously endorsing the call for more and better qualified risk managers and analysts to join the financial industry. [1] Accreditation is reviewed periodically. On satisfactory completion of the course, the student will achieve a qualification that is recognised by the accrediting body at the level stated. For more information, see www.icmacentre.ac.uk/about-us/partnerships-and-accreditation. **Modules** - Credit risk - Financial instruments - Market risk - Quantitative methods for finance - Securities, futures and options

Entry requirements

MSc: You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) with a satisfactory existing level of numeracy. IELTS: 7.0 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent).

Course modules

* Credit risk * Financial instruments * Market risk * Quantitative methods for finance * Securities, futures and options

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,500 per Whole course (Wales) 9 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,500 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 9 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,500 per Whole course (England) 9 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 9 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,500 per Whole course (EU) 9 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 9 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 24,750 per Whole course (International) 9 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,500 per Whole course (EU) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,500 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 24,750 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,500 per Whole course (Wales) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,500 per Whole course (England) 12 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Henley Business School RG9 3AU South East

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