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About This Masters Degree

MSc Risk Management & Financial Engineering is a highly quantitative programme tailored to high calibre and technically-minded graduates wanting a deeper, more analytical study of risk management and financial engineering than is found in general finance programmes.

The programme is accredited by the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) and the School offers students on this programme the opportunity to attend PRMIA events, have access to its resources and receive considerable discounts on PRMIA exams.

In September you will study five foundation modules to introduce the tools of modern finance and enhance your career development skills. These include: • Markets and Securities • Financial Modelling • Application of Matlab to Finance • Data Structures and Algorithms using Python • The Finance Industry You’ll take eight core modules which are the backbone of our programme, providing you with a solid knowledge base in each subject area. Each module builds on previous experience while introducing new and challenging disciplines. These include: • Empirical Finance: Methods and Applications • Financial Engineering • Financial Statistics • Investments and Portfolio Management • Risk Management and Valuation • Stochastic Calculus You will also receive training in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), choose from a variety of electives and undertake a final project. The selection of electives include: • Advanced Options Theory • Credit Risk • Advanced Financial Statistics • Enterprise Risk Management • Fixed Income Securities • International Elective: Macro and Finance for Practitioners • International Finance • Insurance • Structured Credit and Equity Products • Private Equity and Venture Capital • Wealth Management and Alternative Investments • Topics in FinTech Innovation

• Big Data in Finance

Visit the MSc Risk Management & Financial Engineering page on the Imperial College London website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A First or Upper Second Class Honours degree (or international equivalent) from a recognised university in a highly quantitative subject such as mathematics, engineering, science or economics. Candidates with more than three years’ work experience will be considered on a case by case basis. Students who are not native speakers of English, or were not awarded their degree in a qualifying English speaking country, must demonstrate their proficiency by completing an approved English language qualification (including GCSE English, IELTS or TOEFL) at the required level.

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