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Courses / Postgraduate / Risk and Finance (MSc)
Master of Science
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2023

About this course

Develop your knowledge of finance, risk and decision-making in this specialist UK master's course. 

MSc Risk and Finance allows you to select the modules you want to study to follow your career goals. This accredited course lets you apply for credits towards professional qualifications, setting you above your competitors. 

As part of Southampton Business School you'll get many opportunities to advance your career prospects. 

You’ll combine finance, risk and decision-making modules with specialist topics on insurance and credit scoring in our master’s degree in risk and finance. This flexible risk management master's is suited to students who want to pursue a career in risk and finance.

You’ll use credit scoring data and industry-standard software as part of your studies and can explore different topics, including: 

  • stock market analysis 
  • simulation modelling 
  • credit risk
  • enterprise risk management 

Become a master of financial risk management by specialising in finance or insurance subject modules, or you can continue to learn about both areas. This will keep your career options broad or encourage you to focus in one area.

Southampton Business School is a leader in research for banking, finance and risk management. The school provides career-enhancing opportunities like IBM’s Academic Initiative. Risk managers and industry leaders from companies such as Goldman Sachs and PwC, will visit to discuss careers one a one-to-one basis. 

Course lead

Your course leader is Dr Di Luo, Associate Professor of Finance within Southampton Business School. Di is affiliated to the Department of Banking and Finance and is a member of two research centres: the Centre for Digital Finance (CDF) and the Centre for Empirical Research in Finance and Banking (CERFIB). 

Visit Dr Luo’s staff profile to find out more about his work.


MSc Risk and Finance Taster Lecture

Experience MSc Risk and Finance with a taster lecture from Dr Chung-Ching Tai.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the Course Description Document

The Course Description Document details your course overview, your course structure and how your course is taught and assessed.

Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2022 to 2023. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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