Financial Risk Management

Universidad de Glasgow
En Glasgow (Escocia)

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  • Master
  • Glasgow (Escocia)

This Masters programme will look at the economic and financial determinants of financial risk, the individual and collective actions that can mitigate their negative impact and how to take advantage of the opportunities inherent to financial risk.

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Applicants should have at least a 2:1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent.  Normally this should be a degree in economics, finance, engineering, physics, or another highly mathematical discipline. English language If your first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.


  • You will acquire a sound understanding of financial risk (market risk, liquidity risk, counterpart risk), learn about financial instruments: how to use them in practice to achieve different goals; and how to optimise your opportunities.
  • You will be encouraged to attend our annual series of practitioners' talks and annual Economics seminar series.
  • The programme is offered by the Centre for Economic & Financial Studies which covers research and postgraduate teaching in economics and finance.
  • Economics in the Business School at Glasgow is ranked in the top 10% worldwide in the fields of central banking, economics of strategic management, European economics, efficiency and productivity, international finance, international trade, macroeconomics, monetary economics, open macroeconomics, public economics, and transition economics; we are ranked in the top 25% of institutions worldwide in economics research.
Programme overview
  • MSc: 12 months full-time
Teaching is based on formal lectures which also allow opportunities for class discussion. More technical subjects are supported by weekly or fortnightly small tutorials, which provide opportunities for you to engage with some issues or questions in a group format. Some courses also involve lab sessions with students using specialised software, for instance in the study of econometrics.
You will take five compulsory courses and select two optional courses from the list below. MSc candidates also write a dissertation.

Compulsory courses
  • Basic econometrics (or Modelling and forecasting financial markets subject to approval from the programme director)
  • Economic fundamentals and financial markets
  • Financial markets, securities and derivatives
  • Financial risk analysis
  • Modelling and forecasting financial markets (for students who are not required to take Basic econometrics)
  • Research methods and dissertation training.

Optional courses
  • Advanced portfolio analysis
  • Corporate finance and investment
  • Financial derivatives
  • Financial services
  • International finance and money
  • Mathematical finance (co-requisite for Financial derivatives)
  • Modelling and forecasting financial markets (if not taken as a compulsory course)
  • Portfolio analysis and investment (co-requisite for Advanced portfolio analysis).

Career prospectsWe expect graduates to find employment in financial institutions (including banks, investment banks and asset management firms); governmental bodies involved in financial decision-making; organisations such as the International Monetary Fund and World Bank; and other firms working in the area of financial transactions and provision of finance.