Financial Management and Risk, MSc/PGDip

Financial Management and Risk, MSc/PGDip

This programme is ideal for those seeking a management career in the finance area. It is ideally suited to students with a business, economics or numerate background. The programme focuses heavily on core areas of finance; it also provides an intensive course in accounting for those students who do not have an accounting background.

This programme will equip you with a strong foundation in finance theory, and provide the experience and skills that employers demand. There are countless career opportunities in finance for flexible, high-calibre students with good numerical skills.

Industry experts provide guest lectures, career development advice, off-site visits, and curriculum input. Practitioners are involved in developing content and teaching on various courses including Project Finance, Topics in Risk Management and Financial Trading Techniques. As part of our continuing guest lecture series, senior executives from Northern Trust and Barclays have presented to a broad audience of academics, and undergraduate, postgraduate and research students.

The MSc Finance suite of programmes has a typical intake of over 100 students. It is common to find over 30 nationalities represented.

We are proud to say that we ranked within the top 3 for course satisfaction in Accounting and Finance in London, according to the 2016 Guardian University League Tables.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To enable you to become competent and thoughtful practitioners in the wider field of finance
  • To develop your reflective, critical and evaluative thinking and judgement and to expose you to the contemporary issues in the field through teaching that is strongly supported by research and professional practice
  • To provide an intellectually demanding academic programme of study which emphasises your ability to analyse, synthesise and evaluate key theoretical concepts and practical applications in the accounting and finance subject area.


Accounting and Finance


Greenwich Campus


1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

A good relevant first degree (usually 2.2 or an equivalent qualification) from a recognised university or higher education institute.

* Students educated in a language other than English should normally have an IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent in a Secure English Language Test. Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our Pre-Sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.

* Candidates with professional qualifications in accounting and finance are also welcome to apply.


Students are assessed through examinations, coursework and a dissertation.

Career options

Our students have opportunities in the administrative and management areas of the finance industry and also in financial services. Employers of our graduates include the AES Corporation, Ahorro Corporation, European Dynamics, Headstrong, Piraeus Bank and Polish Telecom.

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 2 courses from this list of options.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 75 credits from this list of options.

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

Accounting & Finance

We offer professional qualifications in accountancy, financial services or insurance and give students the chance to combine industry expertise with practical business skills.

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