The MSc in Risk Management and Financial Regulation follows a structured curriculum based upon seven core modules and one optional module (from two) plus a dissertation or work-based project.
A variety of methods organise the taught modules, including lectures, workshops, group work, computer practicals and financial market simulations in the First Derivatives Trading Room. Lectures introduce and organise material, framing each module and relaying essential information. Workshops, practicals and group work are used to explore and develop ideas and concepts. Use of the Trading Room enables students to use the same tools as traders and risk managers.
After completing the taught modules students undertake a dissertation or work-based research project. A dissertation or work-based research project is the means by which students develop in-depth and sustained analysis of a key issue, bringing together skills and knowledge acquired through the other teaching methods. Additionally the work-based project blends university excellence with industry relevance
The MSc in Risk Management and Financial Regulation is currently accredited by the Professional Risk Managers International Association (PRIMA). Students successfully completing the MSc Risk Management and Financial Regulation will be eligible for exemption from PRMIA's Professional Risk Manager Certification (PRM™) Exams I and II. The Professional Risk Manager (PRM™) certification programme is the global standard for the world's top financial risk professionals.
Academics who teach on this programme are at the cutting edge of their fields and draw experience from time spent at other institutions such as the Bank of England, Harvard University and UCLA. In addition traditional lectures are supplemented by Master Classes given by financial experts from leading Investment banks.