MScRisk and Investment Management
Why is this subject for you?
- You have an interest in risk management and financial regulation.
- You want a career in areas such as corporate risk, compliance, consultancy, or academia.
- You want exemptions from the Professional Risk Manager (PRM) exams.
Studying risk and investment management looks at how organisations and investors should understand, evaluate and address relevant risks to maximise the chances of their objectives being achieved.
The programme equips students with the cutting-edge risk management tools and strategies used by leading financial firms and regulatory bodies. Academics who teach on this programme are at the forefront of their fields and draw experience from time spent at other institutions such as the Bank of England, Harvard University and UCLA. Many also have relevant industry experience.
- Entry requirements
- 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Mathematics, Accountancy, Finance, Economics or other relevant quantitative subject. Science and Engineering disciplines will be considered where there is a significant mathematical component.
- English language requirements
- An IELTS* score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each test component. *Taken within the last 2 years.
- Tuition fees
- £19,900 / ¥181,071
Semester 1 (CATS)
- Asset Pricing (15)
- Corporate Finance (15)
- Financial Regulation and Risk Management (15)
- Research Methods in Finance (15)
Semester 2 (CATS)
- Credit Risk Management (15)
- Derivatives (15)
- Enterprise Risk Management and Risk Analytics (15)
- Time-Series Financial Econometrics (15)
- Dissertation (60 CAT points)
- Applied Research Project (60 CAT points)
Assessment is by a variety of methods, including individual coursework, group work, oral presentations, simulations, case studies, class tests, examinations and dissertation or applied research project.
Certain classes are held in the Trading Room. Students have access to Bloomberg software, a market leader in financial news, data and analytics, which is used by many financial institutions. The Trading Room allows for an interactive and exciting learning environment which brings textbook theory to life.
Students will use and have access to software such as Stata, Excel, Matlab, and databases such as Thomson One Banker, DataStream and Bloomberg.
This course has an academic partnership with GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals), helping prepare students for the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) examinations. This course is part of the PRMIA (The Professional Risk Managers’ International Association) Risk Accreditation Program, giving students exemptions from Professional Risk Manager (PRM) exams I and II.
Students have the opportunity to hear from industry professionals who regularly deliver guest lectures. Students have the opportunity to network afterwards.
Student Managed Fund (SMF)
Quantitative Finance students are encouraged to join the Student Managed Fund to supercharge their future employability by having some real money investment experience. Queen’s Management School is one of only a handful of universities in the UK and Ireland to offer this experience which is a game changer when it comes to graduate employability. Students manage a real money investment portfolio of £30,000.