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5173f - Quantitative Finance and Risk Management MSc

Quantitative Finance and Risk Management MSc

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Start in: September 2022

Develop your career in the financial services, or as a quantitative analyst in investment banking and risk management fields.

Overview

Our Quantitative Finance and Risk Management MSc will develop your understanding of generalist finance issues. You'll also develop specialist practical skills in quantitative methodology and risk management.

Develop your career in financial services, or as a quantitative analyst in investment banking and risk management fields.

There has been worldwide growth in the financial services sector. This has fuelled the demand for suitably qualified graduates. We ensure you'll graduate ready to meet this demand. You'll develop a sound understanding of generalist finance issues, and gain specialist skills in quantitative methodology and risk management.

You'll be able to develop a career in the financial services sector. The course is also suitable for future quantitative analysts in economics and finance.

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What you'll learn

This course will provide the opportunity for you to develop relevant skills and a practical understanding of:

  • the operation and behaviour of international financial markets
  • the ability to analyse the strategies of financial market investors
  • the role of finance in a modern economy

Of particular note is the practical module on MATLAB. This provides you with a detailed understanding of how this programming tool can be used for effective empirical modelling.

Advanced statistical software

Where possible you'll have access to advanced statistical software including:

  • Eviews
  • SPSS
  • Stata
  • Gauss
  • MATLAB
  • SAS
  • Maple
  • Minitab
  • ORBIS (cross-border investment)
  • access to Bloomberg trading terminals is available on-campus only

Databases

You'll also have access to a number of financial databases including:

  • Bloomberg
  • DataStream
  • Fame
  • Amadeus
  • WRDS
  • Compustat
  • CRSP
  • Oriana
  • Global Financial Database

Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

Your development

Professional development

You'll benefit from our status as a Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner and through self-study, complete the Bloomberg Market Concepts certificate. This gives you an interactive introduction to the financial markets

If you’re interested in being a quantitative analyst you can complete a practical module on MATLAB to help you gain employment.

You can take part in a live financial trading simulation. This is jointly delivered with Amplify Trading, as well as the CFA annual global investment challenge. This is to gain insights into different roles in the financial industry and boost your employability.

You'll achieve the associated or full member status of the Chartered Banker Institute with our Chartered Banker pathway. This is part of our commitment to you as a Chartered Banker Institute Centre of Excellence

Guest lectures

You can also attend guest lectures which complement the study of theoretical frameworks. These lectures analyse the most recent trends in financial markets and banking industries.

Due to government restrictions on social distancing, guest lectures will be delivered remotely for 2020-21.

Your future

Graduate destinations

Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles, including:

  • financial trader
  • auditor
  • risk analyst
  • investor relations adviser
  • economist
  • financial analyst
  • engineer on economic modelling

Careers

This course prepares you for a wide range of careers with employers, such as:

  • HSBC Bank
  • PwC
  • KPMG
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
  • Normura
  • Tiburon Partners LLP
  • State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic

Our Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 83 nationalities. This valuable network extends beyond our current students to include:

  • regional, nationality and international leaders
  • alumni
  • leading professionals and practitioners from industry

The Business School is based in a building within the Newcastle Helix development – Newcastle's emerging business district.

Our facilities provide:

  • a flexible and dedicated conference suite with panoramic views across the city
  • Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing approximately 120 PCs
  • four large lecture theatres and 21 seminar rooms, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
  • a dedicated Hub, Base, and Lounge providing a balanced mix of study space and relaxation areas
  • a contemporary café

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

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You'll have a number of opportunities to meet us throughout the year including:

  • campus tours
  • on-campus open days
  • virtual open days
  • webinars

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Get in touch

Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Professor Robert Sollis
Degree Programme Director
Newcastle University Business School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1503
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