Finance with Risk Management (MSc)

University of Bath    School of Management

Full time September MSc 1 year full-time
Business & Management (5) Finance (14)

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The Finance with Risk Management (MSc) programme offers a comprehensive understanding of finance and risk management theory, equipping you with the practical skills needed for a successful career in these fields. Taught by industry experts, you will explore contemporary issues in finance practice, including programming financial modelling and applications of FinTech. The programme offers flexibility, allowing you to choose from a range of optional units tailored to your strengths and ambitions. You also have the option to complete a dissertation or an internship during the summer term. With a focus on employability, our graduates have a strong track record of securing jobs or pursuing further studies. The state-of-the-art School of Management building provides a modern learning environment, while access to financial databases and terminals enhances your research capabilities. Join a diverse community of students from around the world and gain a global perspective on finance.

About the course

Develop in-depth knowledge of finance and risk management theory and learn to apply it in practice. Graduate prepared for a career in either field.

Receive a theoretical foundation in finance and risk management. You’ll learn to analyse financial decisions and the motivations behind them, and how to apply this knowledge in the real world. Our emphasis on technical and practical skills means you will graduate prepared for a finance career.

You'll work with and learn from industry experts. This makes sure you'll explore the most topical issues in finance practice. You'll also develop technical skills employers look for like:

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Entry Requirements

You should have a 2:1 or above (or its international equivalent) undergraduate degree. Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

If English is not your first language, you will need to pass an English language test.

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Student Profiles

Yuan Li

I planned to do a master's degree the first year of my undergraduate degree in China. Applying for the best jobs in China requires a master's degree with an international outlook and I was also very excited to study finance at a higher academic level.

I chose to study at the University of Bath School of Management because it has an excellent reputation internationally. I liked the varied teaching and learning approaches of the course. Typically the week would include lectures and seminars, as well as coursework and essays. The essays require critical thinking and group activities require all of the students to work cooperatively. Time management is essential if you want to meet the deadlines. The school also organised many activities, including meeting experts in Finance and Business and visiting successful companies around the UK.

My MSc has helped me to grasp knowledge I will need for my future career. I have learned to work with a wide range of people from different countries and backgrounds. In addition the careers support helped me with interview skills and understanding of recruitment processes. I am excited about the many opportunities that this course has opened up to me.

Bath is a beautiful city and it is easy to travel to the many other historic places nearby. I met a mixture of international students on my course and always had some good friends to travel with and to enjoy the pubs and cafes in Bath.

Kejun Audrey Dong

I found out about the job when I went to a University careers fair. I met a Global Risk Analyst from the bank, and he talked me through a few different roles within their risk department. It was very useful.

It was a tough process to get the role. Merrill Lynch only take a handful of people on their graduate scheme each year. I believe the support I got from the School of Management helped me to succeed.

My master’s degree has helped so much. As well as developing my finance knowledge, I’ve also had help building the skills I needed to get a job and lots of advice about work visas. My course included regular career workshops. We all learnt about writing CVs and covering letters, as well as what to expect from interviews and assessment centres. We had a mock assessment centre as part of this, which was useful for learning about what they are and how they work. This helped ease my nerves about doing the real thing.

The Future Business Challenge (FBC) helped with this. FBC is a group activity for MSc students. We visited Ted Baker in London, Handelsbanken in Bath and Cheddar Gorge. We heard about the challenges they face as real businesses and spoke to employees about their roles. At the end of this, we did a presentation on our FBC work. Doing this presentation in front of representatives from the businesses really helped me with my public speaking.

Working with other students was great. I’m from a pure accounting and finance background, but I worked with students from Marketing and International Management. Even though we all study in the same School, it was interesting to find that people have such different perspectives on a given project. This, of course, is what real working life is like.

I would absolutely recommend doing a master’s with the School of Management. It’s very challenging academically, and has given me the technical skills I’m going to need in my future banking work. The teaching staff and Careers Team really care about students. That is one of the most important things that I recommend the School for.

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