Taught course

Financial Engineering and Risk Management

University of Essex · Essex Business School

Entry requirements

Good honours degree, or equivalent, in finance, economics or business. We welcome candidates with any science or engineering degrees.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Financial Engineering and Risk Management will interest you if you want to follow advanced, contemporary study in financial engineering and risk management. In the wake of the financial crisis, a deeper understanding of the risks within modern financial securities, and the design of adequate and robust risk management systems to measure and manage these risks, is essential.

The content and structure of our course is ideally suited if you wish to work in commercial, investment and central banks, hedge funds, regulatory authorities, credit rating agencies and other similar organisations.

Our Essex Business School has an international reputation for cutting-edge research in accounting, finance, management and entrepreneurship. This was confirmed when we were ranked second in the UK for accounting and finance research, with 95 percent of our research graded as of international quality. Our work is informed by a broad range of social science theories and concepts, much of it addressing the important issues currently being faced by commercial businesses, public sector bodies and not-for-profit organisations.

We are recognised for being at the forefront of research in: business ethics and corporate social responsibility; organisation studies; leadership and strategy; finance and banking; risk management; and international management. Many of our academic staff have world class research reputations and have written about, or worked, in, a wide range of organisations and this experience is incorporated into your learning experience within our School.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5.

Fees and funding

We offer many funding opportunities to support talented postgraduates, ranging from research council studentships and University scholarships to awards funded by charities and other external organisations. For more information, visit our website at: www.essex.ac.uk.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations15
Written coursework / continuous assessment65
Dissertation20 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Graduate Administrator
+44 (0)1206 873376