This course is designed to cover the main aspects of risk management in businesses, focusing on quantitative analysis, regulation, implementation and management structure in business organisations. It covers topics such as financial portfolio theory, risk modelling, risk management and implementation within corporate structures. It also provides options in programming, probability and statistics, plus a range of management modules.
You are taught by world-class mathematicians who are established researchers and leading specialists in their fields. We emphasise the ‘doing’ of mathematics: it cannot be learned passively.
This MSc has been developed drawing on the expertise and input of experienced practitioners from the financial industry and professional bodies. These experts complement our own expertise in research and help to enrich your learning experience.
The University has a cutting-edge computing infrastructure, including high-performance computing. You have full access to computing facilities and the opportunity to receive training.
We continue to develop and update our modules for 2016 entry to ensure you have the best student experience. In addition to the course structure below, you may find it helpful to refer to the Modules tab.
Autumn term: you take Financial Computing with MATLAB • Financial Mathematics • Institutions in the Global Financial Market, and an option chosen from a wide range of mathematics, management or computing modules.
Spring term: you take Banking and Financial Institutions • Financial Investment and Corporate Risk Analysis • Financial Portfolio Analysis • Topics in Financial Risk Analysis and an option chosen from a wide range of mathematics or management modules.
Summer term: MSc dissertation (usually in banking risk assessment or investment risk assessment).
[[Assessment ]] Assessment methods vary, with a mixture of unseen examinations and dissertation/projects.
The University is delighted to offer 100 Masters scholarships to attract the most talented students to study at Sussex. Our awards include enhanced scholarships of £10,000 which are available for 2015 only and standard scholarships of £3,000. The scholarships are available on a competitive basis to UK/EU and non-EU students and confirm Sussex's position as one of the UK's leading universities for postgraduate study. Further details are as follows:[[Type of award]] Taught full-time Masters[[Award amount]] Up to £10,000[[Timetable]] The application deadline is 1st August 2015.Scholarships will be allocated in a number of separate rounds during 2015 (February, April, June and August).The first allocation of awards will take place in February. Scholarships will be awarded in a number of separate rounds, in February, April, June and August, with successful applicants notified after each round. If you are not immediately successful in being awarded a scholarship, but meet the eligibility criteria, you will automatically be re-considered in the following allocation round alongside any new applications. The final allocation will be after the August deadline, with all remaining decisions notified then.[[Further information]] If you accept a Chancellor's Masters Scholarship you will be required to undertake occasional promotional or support duties for the University of Sussex at times agreed between yourself and the University (e.g. providing text for the prospectus or web page). Schools of study may have specific duties they wish you to assist with.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Up to £10,000
• You must graduate with a first-class honours degree from any UK higher education institution • You must have paid annual tuition fees of £9,000 or more in each of the last three years of undergraduate study • You must have applied for your chosen full-time Masters course by 1 August • You must accept and meet any conditions of your offer.
To be considered for a scholarship you should apply online for an eligible full-time Masters course between 1 October 2014 and 1 August 2015 via the University's postgraduate application system.To be considered for the scholarship (standard or enhanced), please complete the Chancellor's Masters Scholarship application form by 1 August. You are only required to submit one application, your eligibility for the standard or enhanced award will be assessed if you are made an offer of a scholarship.
Chancellor's International Scholarship (2015)
25 scholarships are available in the majority of Sussex Schools, and are awarded on the basis of academic performance and potential. The scholarships are offered for one year.[[Type of award]] Postgraduate taught[[Award amount]] 50% off International Student tuition fee[[Timetable]] By 1 May: Deadline for all applications to be received By 19 June: Notification to first choice and short-listed candidates After 3 July: Notification to successful short-listed candidates if first choice candidates do not take up the scholarship[[Further information]] Successful applicants Students accepting a Chancellor's International Scholarship may be required to undertake occasional promotional or support duties for the University of Sussex at times agreed between the student and the University
Value of Scholarship(s)
50% off International Student tuition fee
In order to be considered for a Chancellor's International Scholarship you must meet all of the following criteria:Have applied for and accepted a place to start a Postgraduate taught degree at the University of Sussex (e.g., MA, MSc, LLM, MRes, Postgraduate Diploma, and Graduate Diploma) excluding certain degrees listed on our website.Be assessed as liable to pay fees at the "overseas" (namely the non-EU) rate.Have sufficient funds to meet your tuition fees and living expenses, after taking account of the possible award of a Chancellor's International Scholarship.
The closing date and time for applications to be received is 1st May 23:59:00 BST prior to the academic year commencing in September. Applications received after 1st May cannot be considered.When completed, you should return the form by email, post or fax to:Student Funding Team Student Life Centre University of Sussex Chichester 1, Ci003 Falmer East Sussex BN1 9QJ UK Email: [email protected] Number: +441273873344
The University is delighted to announce the launch of an unlimited number of enhanced scholarships of £10,000 for Sussex students admitted to full-time Master's degree courses in September 2015. The scholarships are jointly funded by the government and the University, and confirm Sussex's position as one of the UK's leading universities for postgraduate study.The enhanced scholarships are available for admission in 2015 only and are based on progression from an undergraduate course where students have paid the higher tuition fee, in operation since 2012/13. Additionally, the University has provided funding to make enhanced scholarships available to international students at Sussex.In line with our sector leading Masters scholarship offer in 2014 we will continue to offer an unlimited number of standard scholarships at £3,000 and £2,000 for Sussex students admitted to full-time Master's degree courses in September 2015.[[Type of award]] Taught full-time Masters[[Award amount]] £3,000 fee waiver for First class degree, £2,000 fee waiver for 2:1 degreeFurther information If you accept a Sussex Graduate Scholarship you will be required to undertake occasional promotional or support duties for the University of Sussex at times agreed between yourself and the University (e.g. providing text for the prospectus or web page). Schools of study may have specific duties they wish you to assist with.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Up to £10,000
• You must be a University of Sussex graduate progressing immediately onto an eligible full-time Masters degree in 2015 (see below); • You must have applied for your chosen full-time Masters degree by 1 August 2015 and have accepted and met the conditions of your offer; and • You must meet the University's entrance requirementsThe scholarship relates to all full-time taught Masters degree courses at the University of Sussex (e.g. MA, MSc, LLM) excluding the following courses:
You must apply for admission to an eligible Masters course via the University's PG Apply online application system between 1 October 2014 and 1 August 2015.If you are made an offer, you will be asked to indicate your interest in the Sussex Graduate Scholarship when you accept your offer online.
Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust for Postgraduate Study (2015)
No. of awards TBC
Funds are intended for those in financial hardship requiring tuition and examination fees, travel costs, study materials and accommodation.[[Type of award]] Postgradute Masters[[Award amount]] The maximum value is £5,000 maintenance award per annum.[[Timetable]] Deadline: 1st October 2014
Value of Scholarship(s)
The maximum value is £5,000 maintenance award per annum.
Students who are in financial need, are resident in the UK and have an immediate family member who is / was a commercial traveller, chemist or grocer.
For further information visit the Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust website.The university is not involved in the selection process and any questions about the scholarship should be directed to the Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust.
There are two University of Sussex Santander Postgraduate Scholarships for 2015. These scholarships are available for students starting their postgraduate taught masters degree in any academic school in the University in September 2015. Each scholarship will take the form of a £5,000 tuition fee reduction for one year only.The University of Sussex Santander Postgraduate Scholarships 2015 will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and a short personal statement demonstrating an interest and passion in enterprise and entrepreneurship.Applicants cannot apply for the scholarship before being offered a study place at Sussex.Where awards are made in relation to a fee waiver no fee award will exceed the total fee payable.[[Type of award]] Postgraduate Taught courses only[[Award amount]] £5,000 fee waiver for one year only
Value of Scholarship(s)
£5,000 fee waiver for one year only
In order to be considered for the Santander scholarship you must meet all of the following criteria:Be permanently domiciled in one of the following countries:Argentina Brazil Chile Colombia Mexico Peru Puerto Rico Uruguay USA VenezuelaTo be eligible you must hold an offer of a study place for entry in September 2015.
Please fill out the application form.This can be emailed to:[email protected] posted to:Student Funding Team Student Life Centre Bramber House University of Sussex Falmer East Sussex BN1 9QU[[Timetable]] Sunday 3 May: Close of Applications at 23:59 (BST)By 14th June: Successful applicants informed
A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree in a subject normally with a high mathematics content. Applicants with a degree in mathematics, finance, economics, business, science, engineering or computing are ideally suited to this course but other subjects, combined with suitable experience, can also be considered. Overseas entrance requirements: View Website
Recipient: University of Sussex
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