Our course provides the opportunity to develop an understanding of generalist finance issues. You'll develop specialist practical skills in quantitative methodology and risk management. This allows you to develop a career in the financial services sector. It will also suit future quantitative analysts in investment banking and risk management fields.
Worldwide growth in the financial services sector has fuelled the demand for graduates with a sound understanding of generalist finance issues, combined with specialist skills in quantitative methodology and risk management. This course meets this demand. It builds on the Business School’s established strengths in economics and finance.
The course advances your understanding of the: role of finance in a modern economy, operation and behaviour of financial markets and investors
The Quantitative Finance and Risk Management MSc will provide opportunities for you to develop relevant skills and a practical understanding of: the behaviour of international financial markets, the ability to analyse the strategies of financial market investors, an understanding of the role of finance in a modern economy.
The course will suit those wanting to develop a career in the broad financial services sector. It is particularly relevant to a career as a quantitative analyst in the investment banking and risk management fields.
A 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent. You also need to show a firm grasp of: basic calculus, probability theory, statistical inference.If this is not evident from your transcripts, please use your personal statement to give details of your mathematical knowledge. To study this course you need to meet our Band 6 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills) If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.
Recipient: Newcastle University
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