Taught course

Finance and Risk

University of East London · Royal Docks Business School - RDBS

Entry requirements

For admission to postgraduate business and management programmes, applicants normally need to have either: An undergraduate honours degree from a recognised/accredited university with a minimum 2.2 classification, or equivalent Pass in a recognised Premasters or Masters Qualifying Programme

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The programme aims to provide students with a rigorous grounding in the core concepts knowledge and skills of finance and risk through the thorough examination of the specialist literature in these areas and the practical use of data collection and analysis. The key objective of the programme is to develop knowledgeable technically competent graduates who are able to critically engage both with core concepts and a diverse set of ideas. While the programme is conceptually driven, it is also pragmatically focussed with a view to teaching concepts that have a high degree of relevance to finance and its regulation. The modules will consist of a variety of learning approaches including scheduled lectures and seminars, in-class workshops, computer practicals, case studies and guest lectures from leading practitioners.

Students will study the following topics:

  • International Finance and Security Analysis
  • Portfolio Theory and Investment Management
  • Financial Risk Management

In addition an optional module may be selected from the following:

  • Islamic Banking and Financial Regulation
  • Applied Quantitative Finance
  • Financial Derivatives

(Optional modules subject to availability)

This will be followed by a dissertation module.

Information for international students

In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) is required. International qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation to UK Higher Education postgraduate programmes.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

UEL Postgraduate Scholarship: We are offering £200,000 worth of scholarships in the form of 50% fee waivers to full and part time Home and EU students studying on a taught masters programme in 2014/1.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
8 months
part time
16 months


full time
4 months
part time
8 months

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiries
+44 (0) 208 223 3333
+44 (0) 208 223 2978