Coventry University: Financial Risk Management

InstitutionCoventry University View institution profile
Department School of Economics, Finance and Accounting
Study type Taught


The MSc Financial Risk Management course is designed to equip you with an exemplary set of capabilities as you develop a deep understanding of financial risk management theory, which is richly illustrated with case studies and in-depth enquiry-led student-centred learning.

The key educational aims of the degree are to:

- Develop in learners a critical understanding of financial risk management theories, quantitative methods, contemporary research, and applications in the real-world.

- Provide rigorous training in the application of critical inquiry skills for the identification, measurement, and control of financial risks to which organisations, including providers of financial services, are exposed.

- Enhance students’ global skills and international perspectives to increase their mobility, performance and effectiveness when dealing with the complexities of risks which impact contemporary financial products and services, financial institutions, corporations, and the global economy.

- Generate awareness of the influence of financial risk management on the real economy and global financial stability.

The degree seeks to produce autonomous learners, able to work with self-direction and originality. You will also have the opportunity to develop an appreciation of how properly conducted research can enhance your performance as financial risk managers, for example, learning how to disaggregate complex scenarios in order to facilitate separate management of component risks.

Investment software (i.e. Bloomberg) and databases (i.e. Datastream) are used to immerse you in complex problem-solving situations which illustrate financial practices and techniques you will experience when working in the finance industry. For example, when using Bloomberg, you will have the opportunity to structure financial risk mitigation solutions using derivatives that you design and price, using software tools that simulate related tasks as a practitioner. The acquisition of skills and experience which correspond to life in practice are expected to greatly enhance future employment prospects.

The course has been designed by former practitioners who it is intended will also teach you in preparation for a career in financial services.

It combines critical analysis and understanding of concepts and theories in financial risk management with development of a quantitative financial risk-assessment skill set, all embedded within real-world applications.


Coventry University

Coventry University is a dynamic university that provides high quality education to students. Our teaching, staff, facilities and student experience have all been recognised as being among the finest in the sector and our future is looking bright as a modern university with a flourishing global reputation.

Why choose Coventry University?

  • Top 15 for five years running in the Guardian University Guide (2016-2020)
  • Awarded University of the Year for Student Experience (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)
  • 1st for Overseas Experiences (based on student trips abroad from HESA 2016/17 data)
  • Gold for outstanding teaching ...

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