University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Corporate and Financial Risk Management

This course is designed to cover the main aspects of risk management in businesses, focusing on quantitative analysis, regulation, implementation and management structure in business organisations. It covers topics such as financial portfolio theory, risk modelling, risk management and implementation within corporate structures. It also provides options in programming, probability and statistics, plus a range of management modules. You are taught by world-class mathematicians who are established researchers and leading specialists in their fields. We emphasise the 'doing' of mathematics: It cannot be learned passively.

Entry requirements

A 1st- or upper 2nd-Class undergraduate Honours degree in a subject normally with a high mathematics content. Applicants with a degree in mathematics, finance, economics, business, science, engineering or computing are ideally suited to this course but other subjects, combined with suitable experience, can also be considered.

Course modules

Autumn term: Financial computing with MATLAB; financial mathematics; institutions in the global financial market; and an option chosen from a wide range of mathematics, management or computing modules. Spring term: Banking and financial institutions; financial investment and corporate risk analysis; financial portfolio analysis; topics in financial risk analysis. Summer term: MSc dissertation (usually in banking risk assessment or investment risk assessment).

Assessment methods

Assessment methods vary, with a mixture of unseen examinations and dissertation/projects.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 8,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 8,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 8,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 8,150 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 15,350 per Year 1 (International) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

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