Investment and Risk Finance MSc

Westminster Business School
Course summary
1 year
13,500 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Next available date: September 2022 - London

Course description

Investment and Risk Finance Msc

Investment and Risk Finance MSc - 1-year full-time postgraduate programme in London

This postgraduate course in Investment and Risk Finance provides an advanced academic and practical grounding in the key aspects of investment and risk finance.

The focus of the programme is on helping you develop the skills to effectively apply your investment and risk finance knowledge to real-world scenarios in the corporate financial management community and financial services industry. This practical learning is reinforced through the resources available in the Financial Markets Suite (FMS), a state-of the art virtual trading room environment that is integrated with the economics and capital markets information available via the Bloomberg system

Delivered by qualified professional and academics, the MSc programme will equip you with a solid set of transferable skills in areas including quantitative investment and risk analysis. The research module will build on these skills and create opportunities for you to develop a more in-depth understanding of the subject areas most relevant to you. Finally, you will be given the opportunity to undertake an 8-week internship that will reinforce your practical understanding and application of key investment and risk finance concepts and tools.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is suitable for those looking to pursue a career in the international financial services industry and/or corporate financial community.


You are required to have one of the following:

  • A first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours or international equivalent)
  • An alternative professional qualification with at least three years' relevant professional experience will also be considered.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6 in each element.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Students who complete this programme will receive an MSc in Investment and Risk Finance from Westminster Business School.

Westminster Business School is accredited by ACCA and a CISI (Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment) Centre of Excellence.

Training Course Content

Course modules include:

Core modules

  • Data Analysis
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Modern Portfolio Management
  • Project
  • Research Methods in Finance and Accounting
  • International Risk Management

Sub-core modules

  • Contemporary International Financial Management
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Fixed Income Analysis and Trading
  • Forecasting Markets and Risk Modelling

Option modules

  • Financial Accounting Policy
  • Financial Information Systems
  • International Financial Reporting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Modern Finance


The cost of this course is £13500 per participant.

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Westminster Business School

Westminster Business School is one of London’s leading centres for business education based in the heart of London and its political, media and financial services scene. The School has a large and diverse academic body with extensive business, consultancy and...

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35 Marylebone Road
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A Distinction in my Masters at the University of Westminster gave me the knowledge and confidence to gain a coveted job in an investment bank. Having a solid grounding in theory combined with practice in my Westminster Business School degree enabled me to take on the added responsibilities I needed to advance my career." Owen Coughlan, RBS Gl...
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