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Businesses are effected by volatility in the financial markets, sovereign debt crises and geopolitical uncertainty, their success is reliant on being able to operate in the face of financial risk. 

Professionals with a strong grasp of risk management, who are able to identify, assess and ensure adequate measures are in place to help companies manage risk are in high demand the world over.

Our Masters in risk management aims to develop your skills as a practising professional, helping you play a vital role in financial and risk management. If you have a good first degree (at 2:1 or above) and want to develop a specialist set of skills to enhance your employment prospects and personal development, join us on this challenging course.

Course detail & modules

This Masters in financial risk management has been created with input from industry professionals to help you acquire the skills and knowledge required by employers in this field. You will work with live industry simulations, which will expose you to the systems and problems that professionals encounter in the real world.

You will study at The Claude Littner Business School, a leading provider of national and international business and finance education. Thanks to our west London location – close to the Thames Valley’s M4 corridor, Heathrow Airport and the City of London – and our longstanding reputation, we have formed strong connections with a number of potential employers. 

Our teaching staff include respected professionals from around the world, with a range of publications and industry experience to their names. We have helped an ever-growing number of alumni develop the skills and knowledge they needed to succeed in this field.

Extended Masters option

If you have an undergraduate degree, but do not quite meet the entry criteria for this course, you may qualify for our Extended Masters. You will take two extra modules to prepare you for the course and you must study full-time. We also provide English language support if you need it. Once you complete these two modules, you can progress directly onto the regular Masters course.

Compulsory modules

  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Capital Markets and Decisions Under Risk
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Managing Credit Risk
  • Global Financial Crises
  • Research Dissertation

Study & career progression

Once you graduate, you could go on to be a:

  • risk analyst
  • investment consultant
  • finance and risk analyst
  • risk manager
  • strategy consultant
  • risk adviser.

After completing your studies, you will be eligible to apply for a doctoral course at the Claude Littner Business School.

How to apply

You can apply online at any time by following the link below.

Our application form will ask you for some information about:

  • what you want to study
  • your previous qualifications or experience
  • your references 
  • how we can contact you.

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Visit the Finance and Risk Management - MSc page on the University of West London website for more details!

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