Taught course

Financial Risk Management

Institution
University of Glasgow · Adam Smith Business School
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (eg, a GPA of 3.0 or above) in economics, finance, engineering, physics, or another highly mathematical discipline.

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme focuses on the risk management and the quantification of several types of risk such as financial, including market risk and some elements of liquidity and counterpart risk.

  • Financial Risk Management will provide you with a thorough understanding of
    • advanced econometric analysis
    • theories of risk, including bond market interest rate determination, market risk, liquidity risk and counterpart risk
    • the role and impact of financial regulations.
  • It will equip you with up to date risk management skills for the quantification of risk and the optimal asset allocation. These skills are essential for managing and hedging market, credit and interest rate risks.
  • You will have access to statistical packages, such as MATLAB and EViews, and a dedicated computer lab that will enable you to put theory into practice.

Adam Smith Business School is triple accredited

www.gla.ac.uk/schools/business/aboutus/accreditationsandrankings/

Information for international students

Please see the English language Requirements.

This one-year masters programme is eligible for a new, streamlined visa application process: find out more

www.gla.ac.uk/international/visapilot/

www.gla.ac.uk/international/support/

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time fee: £12000
International students
Full-time fee: £27670

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

This Masters programme will look at the economic and financial determinants of financial risk, the individual and collective actions that can mitigate their negative impact and how to take advantage of the opportunities inherent to financial risk.

Course contact details

Name
Adam Smith Business School
Email
business-economics@glasgow.ac.uk