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MSc Financial Engineering and Risk Management


University of Essex    Essex Business School

Full time & Part time October MSc 1 Year Full Time

About the course

Is it possible to prevent another financial crisis? In a post-Covid-19 world the global finance sector requires financial engineers and risk managers to work alongside its traders in order to develop robust security measures to maximise financial stability.

MSc Financial Engineering and Risk Management aims to develop finance sector workers who are able to evaluate risk, act rationally and understand the economic impact of their actions in order to find solutions. While the trader is trying to make money, the risk manager is trying not to lose it and the financial engineer is building the tools to reduce associated risks.

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Entry Requirements

A 2:2 degree, or international equivalent, in a numerate discipline such as: Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Statistics, Science or Engineering.

Your degree should contain at least one module relating to Economics or Finance for example: mathematics (calculus), quantitative finance/methods or econometrics (probability, statistics), with a score of 50% in this module.

We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries. Get in touch with any questions you may have about the qualifications we accept. Remember to tell us about the qualifications you have already completed or are currently taking.


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