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Quantitative Finance: Risk Management MSc

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Degree awarded
Master of Science
12 Months. [Full-Time]
Entry requirements

We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours, or the overseas equivalent, with excellent results in finance and quantitative subjects (accounting is not considered to be finance). 

When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. 

You need to have studied or be studying a degree in finance, economics, engineering, actuarial science, physics or another related degree, and have taken or be taking a significant number of modules in quantitative subjects, such as differential equations, econometrics or mathematical statistics in the final year of your degree.  You will need excellent results in these subjects.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

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Course description

Course module details 

Listen to our academics talk about quantitative finance:

Manchester Business School and the School of Mathematics have combined their academic strength and practical expertise to deliver the MSc Quantitative Finance course which has two distinct pathways:

  • Financial Engineering
  • Risk Management

Ensuring that the mathematics element is accessible, the course offers a good balance between mathematics and finance, covering a range of skill sets in quantitative finance, financial econometrics, mathematics and statistic, and several specialist topics in risk management. It is particularly suitable for students with a degree that is strong in quantitative training (see entry requirements), as well as relevant practical experience (non-compulsory) via employment. It is suited to those wishing to gain salary enhancements, or students wishing to pursue further and advanced studies in quantitative finance and risk management.

The course provides an advanced knowledge and understanding of the main theoretical and applied concepts in quantitative finance and risk management, delivered from a genuinely international and multicultural perspective, and with a `current issues' approach to teaching. The course is particularly useful for careers that involve risk management and risk regulation in financial markets and financial institutions.

Open days

MBS Masters Information Sessions - February to April 2014

We are holding a series of informal advice sessions where you can find out more about our range of Masters courses, meet our admissions team, current students and a University careers advisor.

Dates: 5 February / 12 March / 2 April / 30 April 2014

Time: 12.30 - 2.00pm

Venue: Alumni Clubroom, MBS West (No 29 on Campus map)

Also, a handful of young graduates get the opportunity to study on the Manchester Full-time MBA as a Young Potential Leader - could you be one of them? Find out more about the scheme.

Just come along to meet us - you can pre-register for the event if you have time, or turn up on the day! Email us if you have any queries or would like further information ahead of the session.

Postgraduate Open Day

Our postgraduate open days give you a great opportunity to look round the School, meet staff and students and find out what Manchester has to offer you. The last one took place on 27 November 2013 - For a taste of what happens at one of these events, download the programme from the day (PDF document, 817KB).


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2014, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £21,400
    International students (per annum): £21,400

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.


Contact us for further information on scholarships available.

Contact details

Academic department
Manchester Business School
Contact name
PGT Marketing and Admissions Office
+44 (0) 161 306 1339
+44 (0) 161 275 7249

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