Risk Management
Risk Management

Online Master in Finance and Investments (Risk Management)

Prepare for the modern marketplace by learning to manage and evaluate the different risks facing global organisations today.

There is an increasing demand for graduates who are aware of the connection that exists between finance and risk, as well as how to properly manage this relationship. This online programme is carefully structured to give you an accurate picture of how things really work in this exciting field.

It gives you essential skills in risk and crisis management, through theoretical concepts and practical business continuity methods. You will also develop a broad understanding of derivatives and various investments – including equity, fixed income and alternative investments.

Duration: 18-36 months (100% online)
Start dates: January, April, July, October

Campus available:



£8,000 for Master in Finance and Investments
£10,000 for Dual Master in Finance and Investments
Student Payment Plan available

  • UK undergraduate degree or equivalent – any subject area
  • English levels 5.5 IELTS (5.5 in all bands) or equivalent*
  • Relevant work experience is an asset, but no work experience is required

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Stage I Business and Financial Analysis 
Corporate Finance 
Quantitative Finance and Financial Markets 
Research Methods
Stage II Equity and Fixed Income Investments 
Derivatives and Alternative Investments 
Financial Risk Management 
Research Methods
Stage III Online Dissertation and Research Methods


Specialisation Modules **


This module introduces you to the characteristics of equity and fixed income investments. It explores the analytical issues in their valuation, the commonly used models of securities valuation, as well as their applications and disadvantages.

On successful completion you will be able to:

  • Analyse and apply theories and techniques to the valuation of fixed income and equity investments.
  • Identify and assess the impact of the current global financial environment on equity valuation.
  • Perform valuation analysis of private companies.
  • Critically evaluate the relevance of issues in valuing private and public companies.
  • Examine the use of fixed income securities in the investment process.

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You will gain relevant knowledge on derivatives and alternative investments in their pure natures as risk management tools (derivatives) and assets classes (alternative investments).

Successful completion of this module allows you to:

  • Value derivative and alternative investment instruments.
  • Demonstrate how investment instruments can create, enhance or destroy value.
  • Critically evaluate appropriate strategies in derivatives and alternative investments, while showing evidence of insights.
  • Examine derivatives and alternative investment strategies, and offer different strategies considering the various pay-offs.
  • Write and present “senior management level” reports from in an advisory position.

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This module gives you with a comprehensive understanding of the main types of risk that financial institutions face, as well as the means to manage them. These include concepts such as credit risk, market risk, operational risk, as well as loans and deposits management.

On successful completion you will be able to:

  • Analyse the challenges and risks banking institutions face.
  • Examine the pricing, profitability and credit risks taken as part of the lending cycle.
  • Evaluate the nature of market and operational risk.
  • Explain and compare the challenges banking groups face when managing assets and liabilities.
  • Analyse the major strategic issues in the management of risk by financial institutions.

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**All specialisations are subject to student demand

Core Modules

Detailed information about the core modules can be found on the Master in Finance and Investments Programme Structure page.

Career Direction:

Completing this course prepares you for top positions with a range of employers. These include roles in risk management, international insurance and reinsurance. You can also work in management consulting firms and the risk management departments of multinational companies.

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“The programme was designed with a global approach and focused on finance in an international environment”

Sumit Ahuja
Equities Derivatives Analyst, Citi Group
Master in Finance and Investments Graduate