Taught course

Investment and Risk Finance

University of Westminster, London · Accounting, Finance and Governance

Entry requirements

A good UK Honours degree or equivalent with a significant maths, statistics or quantitative methods content. Students should also be able to demonstrate a high level of computer literacy.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The broad course aims are to develop detailed knowledge and understanding of key investment finance and risk finance principles, including numerical and analytical techniques associated with these subject areas.

All of these will be covered in the first four core modules on this programme, namely; Data Analysis, Modern Portfolio Management, International Risk Management and Financial Derivatives. Cognitive and intellectual skills, of a subject specific nature, are embedded in all of the modules that make up this course.

The practical aspects of the learning outcomes allow students opportunities to see how it is possible to transfer financial theory, knowledge and skills into practice. Further, students will learn to appreciate principles applied by professionals working in investment management, risk management, analytical or research environments. Key transferable skills and other practical skills have been interwoven between the modules.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 required.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations55
Written coursework / continuous assessment30
Dissertation15 (10000 words)

Course contact details

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