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MSc Risk and Finance

About the MSc programme

The success of organisations depends upon their ability to operate in the face of risk. The growing awareness of these problems has meant that risk management is now recognised as requiring special skills central to the functioning of the organisation. The MSc Risk and Finance is an interdisciplinary master's programme designed to provide a comprehensive view of risk perception, management and control as encountered in a wide variety of contexts.

The programme addresses such questions as: What are the appropriate ways to measure and assess risk? How does the organisation of enterprises, governments or markets increase or decrease risk? What are the techniques for risk shifting in markets, firms or societies? The design of the programme will enable you to acquire a broad knowledge of risk management and regulation, and to deepen your competency in a chosen area of specialisation.

The programme is supported by Deutsche Bank, which contributes a high level of involvement via a series of practitioner seminars which run throughout the programme.

Programme details

You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses for MSc Risk and Finance in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.

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Graduate destinations

The programme equips students for career opportunities in: consulting, finance and banking, insurance, management, regulation and supervision, public administration. This programme is not intended as suitable preparation for the PhD Finance at LSE (if you are interested in PhD study, please see MSc Finance and Economics).


Application code: N4U3 (check availability)

Start date: Pre-sessional course begins September 2017

Duration: 12 months full-time only

Minimum entry requirement: 2:1 degree or equivalent in any subject, however should include some mathematics and statistics (see entry requirements)

English requirement: Standard (see English requirements)

GRE/GMAT requirement: GMAT or GRE required from applicants without a UK undergraduate degree (GMAT preferred), GMAT recommended for all applicants

Fee level: UK/EU £25,944 (provisional EU); Overseas £26,448

Financial support: Graduate Support Scheme (see Financial support)

Application deadline: None – rolling admissions

Intake/applications in 2016: 49/995