Taught course

Economic and Financial Risk Analysis

Maynooth University · Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting

Entry requirements

At least a 2.1 honours degree in Finance or Economics or a degree with substantial quantitative component, such as Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Maths Physics or Statistics, or a degree in which Finance formed a substantial component. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Economic and Financial Risk Analysis was launched in response to the changing economic and financial environment. It is designed to provide students with the fundamental concepts and the necessary tools required by the financial sector.

Focusing on Financial Risk Analysis, Derivatives, Investments and Econometrics, this programme provides students with the quantitative skills needed by employers and thus opens up a diverse set of career opportunities both within and outside the financial sector. The emphasis is on ‘education’ with graduates encouraged to think for themselves and become proficient in problem solving.

Information for international students

Minimum English language requirements: IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score; TOEFL (Paper based test): 585; TOEFL (Internet based test): 95; PTE (Pearson): 62. National University of Ireland Maynooth's TOEFL code is 8850

Fees and funding

International students

For funding and scholarship opportunities see here: Fees, funding & scholarships

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting