Investment and Financial Risk Management MSc

Kingston University London

Investment and Financial Risk Management MSc

Investment and financial risk is a highly competitive sector and our course will give you the IT and research skills that employers demand.

This course is ideal if you aspire to create and manage investment portfolios, using real-life examples with the latest research and theories.

This course has been developed with input from professionals at RBS, Commerzbank, Standard Chartered Bank and NatWest.

You will use industry-standard databases, learning to analyse and explore topics using qualitative and quantitative methods.

This course is suitable for both experienced corporate finance and financial management practitioners who want to add to their skills, and those looking for a career in the area.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • Kingston Business School is one of only 5% of the world's business schools to be accredited by AACSB International.
  • The course offers exemptions from the professional exams of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT). There is also the chance to gain qualifications such as Bloomberg certification, or prepare for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) credential (many aspects are covered by the course).
  • We are one of the few UK universities with a Bloomberg trading room, offering hands-on skills. You may also use Thomson DataStream Advance.
  • This course is taught by research-active staff and provides cutting-edge knowledge regarding the latest developments in the financial investment sector.
  • Free car parking at the Kingston Hill campus is available for students of this course. The campus can also be easily accessed by public transport. Halls accommodation is just a walk away from the classrooms.

Entry Requirements

  • A 2:2 or above honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline.

  • IELTS of 6.5 overall with no element below 6.0.

Career Prospects


The professional placement year is optional. It takes place after the full time year. It allows students to do a 12-month work placement as part of their course. The work placement is an assessed part of the course and is therefore covered by a Student Route visa.

Career opportunities after completing Investment and Financial Risk Management MSc


  • Claims Investigator.
  • Loss Prevention Field Representative.
  • Risk Manager/Analyst.
  • Sales Agent/Broker.
  • Underwriter (Risk Selection)
  • Marketing Representative.
  • Customer Service Representative.
  • Information Technology.

Course Details

This course is underpinned by the latest research and best practice. Modules have been developed to provide you with up-to-date and relevant knowledge of accounting, finance and research methods.

Each module is designed to develop the skills valued by employers, such as presentation, team work, problem solving and communication skills.

We teach an extremely practical programme using real-life examples, live data and the latest research and theories. You will get the opportunity to create and manage investment portfolios and present the results, learn to use a Bloomberg trading room and industry standard databases, and undertake a research project.

Year 1: Teaching block 1

Corporate Finance and Financial Statement Analysis
Financial Modelling and Research Methods
Portfolio Theory and Investment Banking
Risk Financing
Bank Financial Risk Management

Year 1: Teaching block 2

Financial Engineering
Fixed Income Analysis
Corporate Finance and Financial Statement Analysis
Financial Modelling and Research Methods
Portfolio Theory and Investment Banking

Year 1: Teaching block 3

Research Project 30 credits

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