Taught course

Risk and Investment Management

Queen's University Belfast · Queen's Business School

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Mathematics, Accountancy, Finance, Economics or other relevant quantitative subject. Science and Engineering disciplines will be considered where there is a significant mathematical component. Performance in relevant modules must be of the required standard.

We welcome applications from a diverse range of applicants so will also consider previous work experience alongside academic qualifications. Prior experiential learning in quantitative analysis, Mathematics or Finance based subjects in lieu of academic qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. The University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy provides guidance on the assessment of experiential learning (RPEL).

Months of entry


Course content

Risk is one of the most vital issues in modern global business. Improved risk and investment management decisions are the key components to the successful performance of all financial and non-financial organisations. This programme will equip the managers and regulators of tomorrow with the skills they need to lead their organisations to growth.

The purpose of this MSc is therefore to equip the future generation of managers and regulators with the skill set necessary for dealing with a wide range of risks. The programme ensures that our students are best placed to find high-quality employment in an area which is presently an employment hot spot for recruitment to financial institutions, regulatory bodies, government agencies and risk management divisions in large non-financial firms.

Studying risk and investment management looks at how organisations and investors should understand, evaluate and address relevant risks to maximise the chances of their objectives being achieved.

The programme equips students with the cutting-edge risk management tools and strategies used by leading financial firms and regulatory bodies. Academics who teach on this programme are at the cutting edge of their fields, many also have relevant industry experience.

Information for international students

For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country.

Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

This programme is normally self-funding.

However, from time to time scholarships are offered. For current information on available scholarships, please visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Clive Walker
+44 (0)28 9097 4200