University of Sussex
Financial Risk and Investment Analysis
A 1st- or upper 2nd-Class undergraduate Honours degree or equivalent in a quantitative subject. Applicants with a degree in mathematics, physics or engineering are ideally suited to this course; applicants with finance- or conomics related degrees will also be considered, provided the degree contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (such as mathematics for economics/finance, applied statistics or econometrics), which have been passed with high marks. Applicants should also have a basic level of competence using Excel. In the induction week, students will be asked to
take tests for competency in both mathematics (to GMAT level) and Excel, and students who do not pass these tests will be advised to switch to an alternative, less quantitative finance degree.
Autumn term: Advanced quantitative finance; equity investments and foreign exchange; essential quantitative finance; institutions in the global financial market; interest-rate sensitive instruments. Spring term: Commodities and alternative investments; market and credit risk analysis; portfolio management; swaps, futures and options. You also choose one from corporate governance and social responsibility; corporate governance; investment risk project. Summer term (first half): Risk management project; portfolio management project.
All autumn- and spring-term modules are assessed by a combination of a mid-term test or coursework (which typically counts for 20 to 30 per cent of the final grade) and a formal examination after teaching has finished. The 2 summer-term projects are assessed by a combination of presentations and written reports.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 8,150 per Year 1 (England)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 17,350 per Year 1 (International)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 8,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 8,150 per Year 1 (Scotland)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2016||GBP 8,150 per Year 1 (Wales)||12 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Sussex House||Brighton||BN1 9RH||South East|
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