Taught course

Risk and Finance

Institution
University of Southampton · Social Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2:1 classification UK bachelors degree or equivalent

Months of entry

September

Course content

An increasingly uncertain financial world means there is growing demand for graduates with critical risk management skills as well as a through grounding in finance. Taught by leading researchers in risk taking, decision making and finance, this MSc will prepare you for a broad range of career paths. You could choose to use your skills in the financial sector, for example as a stockbroker, investment banker, financial analyst, risk manager or fund manager, or work for an insurance company. The course includes specialist modules in insurance and credit scoring rarely found on degrees of this type, so you can opt to develop your skills to progress in this growing sector.

Informed by the Business School’s significant research strengths in banking, finance and risk management, the MSc in Risk and Finance will prepare you for a broad range of career paths. Your knowledge of key financial concepts, risk taking and decision making will be valuable within financial institutions. You’ll also be able to advance your career in the insurance sector. The course includes specialist modules in insurance and credit scoring not found on similar UK degrees, so you can choose to develop your skills in order to progress in this growing industry.

This MSc is accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute and the Institute of Risk Management. This demonstrates that we meet rigorous educational standards and also means you will be eligible for credits towards professional qualifications.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that you have reached a satisfactory standard in an approved English language test.

The following scores are accepted for direct entry:

  • IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.5 in reading and writing, 6.0 in listening and speaking

Fees and funding

UK students
£12,950
International students
£22,806

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Southampton Business School
Email
pgapply.fbl@soton.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)23 8059 4393