Entry requirements

Degree and/or experience: Normally a good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject is required. Work experience is useful but not essential. Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications may be considered. If you are unsure whether you meet the entry requirements then please contact us. International students who need help meeting the academic entry requirements should contact our International College. For non-native speakers of English: In order to benefit from, contribute to and enjoy the course, a good command of spoken and written English language is required. If English is not your first language, you will need English language proficiency equivalent to an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6.0 in the written test and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements. International students whose language skills do not match the IELTS scores set out above should consider applying for this course through the Extended Masters programme at the University of Brighton's Language Institute.

Months of entry


Course content

Since the banking crisis, risk managers have been increasingly sought after. Large companies rely on them to advise on appropriate risk-taking, identify and assess threats, and decide how to avoid, reduce or transfer risks.

Our Finance and Risk Management MSc looks at risk on a company, country and global level. You will develop an advanced knowledge of the evolution of risk management theory, contemporary debates and controversies in risk management, and the implications of using different qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

You will also develop advanced research skills that, as well as providing a solid foundation for your dissertation, are widely sought after by employers.

Run by experienced professionals who are active in consultancy and maintain excellent business contacts, the course is industry-focused and continually updated to meet the changing nature of the financial sector, with guest speakers regularly invited to discuss curriculum topics.

A specialist option and dissertation provide opportunities to tailor your studies to your individual interests and your chosen career path.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Brighton Business School