Entry requirements

A UK bachelor's degree with upper second class honours or higher (or equivalent overseas qualification approved by the University) in a subject with some element of quantitative study such as business, engineering, sciences, finance, economics, risk or similar. Applicants with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply.

Months of entry


Course content

Embark on a promising career path with the MSc Risk and Finance programme at Southampton. This programme offers a unique blend of risk, finance, and specialised insurance modules, setting the stage for a variety of career opportunities.

Accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute and the Institute of Risk Management, it presents a pathway to significant professional qualifications.

Benefit from the Business School's expertise in banking, finance, and risk management. You'll be immersed in real-world scenarios through collaborations with industry giants like the London Capital Group and Huawei.

Access invaluable resources like Bloomberg and Datastream, positioning you ahead in your sector. Regularly engage with industry leaders through insightful seminars and workshops.

Join our network of alumni who have secured esteemed positions in renowned companies globally.

Information for international students

IELTS language requirements: 6.5 overall, with minimum 6.5 in reading and writing and 6.0 in listening and speaking. For information on other accepted English language tests, please see the website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Southampton Business School
+44 (0)23 8059 4732