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MSc Financial Engineering and Risk Management


University of Essex Essex Business School

Full time & Part time October MSc Full-time: 1 year

About the course

Is it possible to prevent another financial crisis? 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.

The after-effects of the 2008 financial meltdown are still being felt across the globe. 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.

If you feel comfortable in pressurised environments and can rise to the challenge of making ethical and

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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.

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