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    Full time available

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  • Course Duration

    10 months full-time

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  • Last Updated

    29 September 2016

Course content

About the MSc programme

The MSc in Risk and Stochastics offers in-depth instruction in advanced mathematical risk theory and its ramifications in finance, insurance, and risk management. It draws on world-class research in modern financial and actuarial mathematics within the Department. The programme is LSE’s timely response to the strong developments in the interface of finance and insurance, which is manifest in mergers across the industries.

It will provide you with instruction in theoretical as well as practical aspects of various techniques in risk management. It draws on diverse quantitative disciplines from mathematical finance and actuarial science to statistics. Students work with real financial data to receive hands-on training in real-world problems. You can expect high-level training in quantitative methods with applications in the management of financial and insurance risk and the interplay between finance and insurance sectors.

The programme aims to prepare candidates for a range of expert careers in financial and insurance industries, in regulatory bodies, and in applied and theoretical research.

Graduate destinations

The programme offers excellent prospects for employment and further study. Students can gain employment in the finance or insurance industries. They can also go on to do a higher degree. The Department has good relations with the financial services industry, particularly insurance and professional bodies.

Visit the MSc Risk and Stochastics page on the London School of Economics and Political Science website for more details!






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