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MSc Financial Risk Management

Programme code:MSC-BS/FRMUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Jessica Johnson Contact address:j.c.johnson@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

1. A 2:1 or equivalent in a relevant subject e.g accounting, finance, mathematics, engineering. Must have a strong grounding in quantitative subjects with high scores in these subjects.

2. Applicants whose first language is not English will need to attain an IELTS overall test score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any individual skill, or equivalent (eg TOEFL).

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Leeds University Business School

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

LUBS PG Board of Examiners

Programme specification:

Our graduates will:

1. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of current and emerging theories, techniques and practices within the field of financial risk management and the ability to apply these theories in a professional setting

2. Be proactive problem solvers with the ability to critically evaluate and formulate solutions to complex financial risk management scenarios

3. Be an independent researcher able to critically analyse and synthesise current empirical research in financial risk management, to develop research ideas and questions, and to undertake analysis and interpretations of results

4. Be professional in applying financial risk management to a broader business context

5. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of financial operations and be able to critically analyse these within a global context

6. Be effective communicators of findings and recommendations in a clear and cogent manner in both written and oral contexts


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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates are eligible for the award if they pass the 150 credits of modules (including compulsory to pass modules) and achieve an overall average mark of 50 or above, calculated across the 180 credits of modules

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LUBS5003MPortfolio Risk Management15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5004MCorporate Finance15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5011MApplied Finance15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5025MFinancial Modelling and Analysis15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5050MFinancial Derivatives15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5062MAccounting and Finance Dissertation60 credits1 Jan to 30 Sep
LUBS5072MCritical Skills for the Finance Professional15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules, at least 15 credits must be from List A.

List A:

LUBS5031MBehavioural Finance15 creditsSemester 2
MATH5320MDiscrete Time Finance15 creditsSemester 1

List B

LUBS5001MSecurity Investment Analysis15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5002MInformation and Organisation Design15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5019MForensic Accounting and Finance15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5054MInternational Banking and Finance15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5982MFinancial Reporting and Analysis15 creditsSemester 2

Candidates are eligible for the award if they pass 150 credits, including the pass for award modules and achieve an overall average mark of 50 or above calculated across the 180 credits of modules studied.

Last updated: 05/04/2019

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