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MSc Risk and Finance

MSc Risk and Finance

The MSc Risk and Finance is an interdisciplinary Master's programme which is designed to provide a comprehensive view of risk perception, management and control as encountered in a wide variety of contexts.

Having pioneered the teaching of risk management at LSE  for a decade through the MSc Management and Regulation of Risk, the MSc Risk and Finance has been launched to continue the interdisciplinary study of risk with the added option of a focus on finance. The programme is supported by Deutsche Bank|, who contribute a high level of involvement in the programme via a series of practitioner seminars which run throughout the core course, FM403. Deutsche Bank also run a Graduate Analyst programme for their Legal, Risk and Capital (LRC) Division and in previous years some of our students have been offered internships and permanent positions with Deutsche Bank through this programme (see the Programme Structure| page for more details).

The Programme offers the following benefits:

  • Teaching by internationally renowned faculty from several departments and with practitioners expert in the area.
  • An opportunity for students with prior training in diverse disciplines and with a range of professional backgrounds to acquire knowledge on risk management and regulation, and to deepen their competency in a chosen area of specialisation.
  • Multi-disciplinary exposure to different approaches to risk, its management and regulation through teaching and your own independent study.
  • The possibility of an optional internship at a leading bank to gain hands-on risk management experience.
  • The most recent salary data, for 2011/12, shows that 6 months after graduation Department of Finance students graduating that year achieved an average starting salary of over £41,200 and that 92% were engaged in employment, further education or taking time out. These statistics are taken from the DLHE (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education) survey, overseen by the Higher Education Statistics Agency for the UK Government and sample at least 80% of UK graduates and at least 50% of non-UK graduates. Further information on this is provided by LSE Careers Service.

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