Quantitative Finance and Risk Management (MSc)

the United Kingdom

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The award

How long you will study
12 Months

Domestic course fees
GBP 6000 per year

How you will study

Course starts
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International course fees
GBP 18500 per year

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About Quantitative Finance and Risk Management at Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle University


Our course provides the opportunity to develop an understanding of generalist finance issues. You'll develop specialist practical skills in quantitative methodology and risk management. This allows you to develop a career in the financial services sector. It will also suit future quantitative analysts in investment banking and risk management fields.

Worldwide growth in the financial services sector has fuelled the demand for graduates with a sound understanding of generalist finance issues, combined with specialist skills in quantitative methodology and risk management.  This course meets this demand. It builds on the Business School's established strengths in economics and finance. 

The course advances your understanding of the:

  • role of finance in a modern economy
  • operation and behaviour of financial markets and investors

The Quantitative Finance and Risk Management MSc will provide opportunities for you to develop relevant skills and a practical understanding of:

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

The course will suit those wanting to develop a career in the broad financial services sector. It is particularly relevant to a career as a quantitative analyst in the investment banking and risk management fields.

Your development

On completion of this course, you will be able to demonstrate practical skills and the ability to:

  • deal with complex issues both systematically and analytically, and to use this analysis to make sound judgements
  • deploy advanced analytical techniques in the areas of finance and risk management
  • critically assess the quality of the analytical data generated by these techniques, and to synthesise and present relevant data, conclusions and recommendations to both specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • apply the knowledge, skills and understanding gained on the programme to complex issues within finance and related industries

Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including:

  • Senior Associate Chartered Accountant
  • Financial Trader
  • Auditor
  • Risk Analyst
  • Economist
  • Financial Analyst

Practitioner and research led teaching

Profiles of the academic staff who teach on the course:

  • Dr Markus Jochmann
  • Dr Fabrizio Casalin
  • Dr Roberto Bonilla Trejos
  • Dr Bartosz Gebka
  • Dr Nils Braakmann
  • Professor Atanu Ghoshray
  • Dr Grega Smrkolj
  • Dr Jong Shin
  • Dr Minh Nguyen
  • Professor Robert Sollis

Networking opportunities

Throughout the academic year we hold many events on campus that you are welcome to join. Events are topical and provide great opportunities for you to network with:

  • national and multinational organisations
  • alumni
  • peers

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. They also provide an overview of the available opportunities within the financial sector.


The course is modular, comprising:

  • 160 credits of compulsory modules
  • 20 credits of optional modules
  • full time over 12 months

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.



Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
  • Association of MBAs (AMBA)

Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold triple accreditation. Our Business School is part of this elite group and this accolade is a huge endorsement. It reflects the investments we make for our students through providing:

  • a high quality teaching environment
  • innovative programming
  • active engagement with industry


    Compulsory modules

    • NBS8185 MATLAB for Finance
    • NBS8187 Time-Series Econometrics
    • NBS8201 Risk Modelling
    • NBS8330 Research Methods in Economics and Finance
    • NBS8331 Introductory Econometrics
    • NBS8332 Financial Theory
    • NBS8333 Financial Derivatives
    • NBS8334 Applied Econometrics
    • NBS8020 Dissertation

    Optional modules

    You will take a further 20 credits from the following:

    • NBS8018 International Money and Banking
    • NBS8200 Behavioural Finance
    • NBS8203 Retail and Investment Banking
    • NBS8259 Cross Sectional and Panel Econometrics

    Modules might change for your year of entry.

      How to Apply

      Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.

      Start dates

      The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

      We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

      Application fee

      There is a non-refundable application fee of GBP 40. You need to pay this before we can process your application.

      To pay your application fee and make an application please visit our WebStore.


      If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

      • pay a deposit of GBP 1,500
      • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

      The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

        Study options for this course

        • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
        • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
          Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 6000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 18500 per year

        Notes about fees for this course

        2017-2018 fees

        The fees displayed here are per course.



        Full time: GBP 6,000


        Full time: GBP 18,500

          Entry requirements for this course

          Contact Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle University to find course entry requirements.

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