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

With its combination of risk and finance modules, including specialist insurance modules rarely offered on similar courses, this master's will prepare you for a wide range of career paths.

Accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute and Institute of Risk Management, enabling you to apply for credits towards professional qualifications.

Draws on the Business School’s research strengths in banking, finance, and risk management.

You’ll benefit from our research collaborations including projects with London Capital Group and Huawei.

You can access industry-related resources and databases like Bloomberg, Datastream and FitchConnect.

You’ll have regular opportunities to engage with industry experts through seminars and workshops.

Every year, risk managers from companies like IBM, Goldman Sachs, and Old Mutual visit to discuss careers with our students.

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