Financial Risk Management MSc MSc Add to your prospectus

  • Programme duration: Full-time: 12 months  
  • Programme start: September 2018
  • Entry requirements: 2:1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in Economics, Finance, Mathematics or a discipline with a strong quantitative element such as Engineering or Sciences. You should demonstrate substantial exposure to statistics and/or econometrics.
Financial Risk Management msc


Please note that this programme is currently under review by the University and may not be available to study in 2018.  Further details will be made available here in due course.

The University of Liverpool Management School is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to be AACSB-Accredited. The Management School is offering a number of generous Scholarships and Study Awards for 2018, find out more by visiting the Scholarships webpage.

Programme Overview

One crucial aspect of a successful organisation is its ability to manage exposures to risk. In the financial markets, the ability to manage risky positions effectively is both a fundamental skill and a regulatory requirement.

This programme will provide you with the mathematical and econometric skills and financial training necessary to address the issues related to quantifying, pricing and managing exposures to risk in the financial markets.

Upon completion of the MSc in Financial Risk Management students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the fundamental theories used to price securities and derivative securities
  • Derive and apply these models appropriately when quantifying, pricing and managing risk
  • Identify, quantify and manage exposures to financial risk
  • Construct and manage a portfolio of risky securities
  • Use appropriate mathematical and econometric tools to quantify, price and manage exposure to financial risk.


Learn more about our current students.

Ruxandra-Ioana Nistorescu

Financial Risk Management MSc

"Whilst studying Financial Risk Management MSc, I have gained substantial understanding of the impact of finance, securities, financial markets and risk analysis in a high quality learning environment."

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Why University of Liverpool Management School?

'Learning to make a difference'

AACSB-Accredited, the University of Liverpool Management School is in the top 5% of business schools worldwide. Regarded as one of the most rigorous assessments, many top global recruiters will only consider candidates from AACSB-Accredited schools – a clear signal that our programmes respond to the needs of business and meet specific standards of excellence.

The University of Liverpool Management School works with today's leaders in business and management to prepare its students to be the leaders of the future. The school's mission is 'Learning to make a difference' and there is a fundamental belief that the purpose of the School's research and teaching is to develop students who are not only good managers, but individuals who are truly committed to making a difference. We hope that our students will use the knowledge and skills they gain here in their future roles to help solve some of the most endemic problems individuals, enterprises and communities face.