Leeds University Business School

MSc Financial Risk Management


Recent incidents in the global capital and money markets highlight the need for professional financial risk measurement and management. There is a strengthened demand for financial risk management experts with technical skills and a strong theoretical background.

Our programme meets this need – it also offers a route if you are interested in a research-oriented career in the field. Topics include the dynamics of financial markets, the issues surrounding the causes and effects of financial risk, and the professional practices for measuring and managing portfolio risk. It is delivered by highly qualified teaching staff with world-class research in financial risk management. Practical exercises and trading simulations allow you to test your knowledge in real-life scenarios.


Graduates are equipped for an international career in financial risk management, to work for financial institutions, investment banks, regulators and standard setters, international insurers, asset managers, underwriters and investment funds.

Teaching ModeFull Time
Academic RequirementsNo academic background in business or economics required
Tuition Fees

UK/EU £9,000 International £18,000 (2013 fees)

There are numerous scholarships available for UK, EU and International students. Further details can be found on our website.

Length12 months
Application Procedure

You should have a good first degree (2:1 or higher) in a relevant degree such as accounting, finance, economics, mathematics, physics, or engineering.