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Quantitative Methods for Risk Management MSc


London School of Economics and Political Science    Department of Statistics

Full time & Part time September MSc 10 months full-time, 22 months part-time

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Entry Requirements

Upper second class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent in actuarial science, mathematics, statistics, or mathematical economics/finance.

Competition for places at the School is high. This means that even if you meet the minimum entry requirement, this does not guarantee you an offer of admission.


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Student Profile(s)

Reine El Bitar
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Studying at LSE has helped me to expand both my personal and intellectual horizons. LSE is a small international community that offers the facilities for everyone to find and share their interests. The MSc Risk and Stochastics is a good vehicle for people who come from quantitative backgrounds and want to work in the financial or insurance industries. After obtaining a BSc in Mathematics, I needed to know how the theories apply in reality. This MSc, with its broad agenda that covers most of the maths and statistics that are crucial for a professional who works in the markets to understand, was just what I needed. LSE has an extraordinary market reputation that makes any ambitious student want to join it. I applied to LSE because I knew it would provide me with a solid background and increase my chances in launching a high calibre professional career. I especially enjoy the public lectures, careers events and conferences where you get to meet the most interesting people from all over the world, listen to their speeches and learn from their experiences.

Nina Lange
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I wanted to study in London, because it is one of the world's financial capitals. LSE has by far the best reputation and the Risk & Stochastics programme sounded attractive. I like that the MSc is a 'programme' – everything is connected and we get a wide knowledge about different aspects of finance and their connection to insurance. I also enjoy the theoretical approach to finance that the Statistics department gives.

In my programme I feel that the teachers genuinely respect, know and care about their students. I like being exposed to a lot of new knowledge from being taught by experts and from seminars with external speakers. I also enjoy talking and studying with class mates.

Being at LSE has helped me choose a career path: In making the decision, I benefited from talking to teachers and received guidance and support from them. In addition I have made academic contacts, which is useful if I decide to stay in academia after a PhD. When I graduate, I will first finish studies in my home country and then I will pursue a PhD. The career of my dream would probably be a combination of teaching and working in the industry - but I have a few more years to decide on that.

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