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Special Features


This MSc is accredited by the Professional Risk Managers' International Association ( PRMIA). The PRMIA University Accreditation Program is designed to identify and endorse university degree programmes that prepare candidates for careers as professional risk managers. Students of accredited degree programmes can be confident that the programs have a high degree of commonality with the PRM™. They can also be confident that the degree programme is appropriately rigorous, is taught by high quality faculty, and is recognized by potential employers.  Upon completion of the MSc Risk Management and Financial regulation, graduates are eligible to receive exemption from PRMIA's Professional Risk Manager Certification (PRM™) Exams I and II.

Work-based Research Project

Students who successfully complete all taught modules are offered the opportunity to undertake a work-based research project in a risk management environment. Students undertake work-based research projects on an aspect of risk management pertinent to the institution in which they are placed. This initiative blends university excellence with industry relevance. For the academic year 2012-2013 students will be undertaking work-based projects in the Central Bank of Ireland, NI Water Service, Comhar Linn Credit Union, Dublin and Dow Chemical PLc.

First Derivatives Trading Room

A financial trading facility has been established in Queen's University Management School. Some of the taught modules will make use of the trading room providing students with real-time data feeds from all the major exchanges and access to industry-standard software packages. The trading room offers students real-life experience of a busy stock exchange with the capacity to deal in equities, bonds, foreign exchange and derivative instruments.

Prizes and Awards

First Derivatives Plc Prize - Best overall student in MSc Risk Management and Financial Regulation.

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