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MSc Finance and Risk Management

Our MSc provides cutting edge knowledge in finance and financial risk management, equipping you with skills needed for a successful career in these areas.

Finance and Risk Management

Key facts

  • Award Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate
  • Start date October
  • Duration 12 months
  • Mode of study Full-time, Stand-alone modules

Our Masters in Finance and Risk Management places an emphasis on real-world experiences to equip you with the skills you’ll need for a successful career in finance and financial risk management.

As you study, you’ll acquire a broad knowledge of finance, finance theories and the practical methods used to analyse financial data. The course provides specialist knowledge of financial risk management, and the analytical skills needed to understand financial risk management, including how to identify, measure and manage a broad range of financial risk types including operational risk, foreign exchange risk, liquidity risk and market risk.

You’ll have access to professional financial databases including Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters Eikon, Datastream, S&P Capital IQ and Financial Times. Other features of the course include the Amplify Trading Boot Camp, where students get first-hand experience in real-world trading, and the Student Managed Investment Fund, which provides students with the experience of managing actual funds. There’s also an opportunity to attend our series of guest lectures by professionals from the industry. All these features help to enhance employability, increase participation, improve learning, and play a part in a world-leading student experience.

Find out more about the Amplify Trading Boot Camp.

  • Top reasons to study with us
  • Course objectives

    This course gives you a broad knowledge of finance and financial risk management. The importance of finance in a both businesses and the wider national and international economy has been heightened following the financial crisis, with an increased need for well qualified risk managers.

    The course provides fundamental knowledge related to finance theories, investments, banking and relevant regulations, and you’ll gain an understanding of the different types of risks faced by corporations and markets. You’ll also learn to analyse, model, manage and develop strategies to hedge against risk. In the aftermath of the financial crisis, there is an increased need for a better understanding of corporate risk management, including operational risk, foreign exchange risk, liquidity risk, market risk, interest rate risk, portfolio risk and enterprise risk.

    A key part of the course is the opportunity to be creative and gain valuable training experience via real-world experiences such as the Amplify Trading Boot CampStudent Managed Investment Fund and our guest speaker series.

  • Flexible learning

    If you’re interested in studying a module from this course, the Postgraduate Certificate or the Postgraduate Diploma then please email Graduate Admissions to discuss your course of study.

  • Faculty facilities

    You'll have access to professional financial databases including Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters Eikon, Datastream, S&P Capital IQ and Financial Times.

    The course oprovides real-world experience by giving you the opportunity to participate to the Student Managed Investment Fund and Amplify Trading Boot Camp.

    The SMIF is a student-led project, aiming to provide students with the experience of managing actual funds through targeted investments with diversification according to agreed rules and procedures. Find out more about SMIF.

    Amplify is a global financial trading and training company, which provides training to some of the largest global financial institutions, including HSBC and Bank of America. During the Spring semester’s reading week, Amplify delivers a Boot Camp to our students, helping them to gain practical experience to financial markets driving factors. Learn more about the Amplify Trading Boot Camp.

  • Research

    The course champions the Stirling Management School’s mission as an exceptional place of research and learning. It combines an established research area of excellence with a high-quality component of the faculty’s course portfolio to include not only Master courses in Finance, Investment Analysis, Banking, Economics and Accounting, but also add the related area of Financial Risk Management.

    The University of Stirling Management School is rated among the top 25 in the UK for research impact, according to REF 2014. In Scotland, the School was ranked in the top five.

    The Guardian University Guide 2020 ranks the University of Stirling in the top 5 in Scotland for Accounting and Finance.

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