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.
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
- Risk Analyst
- 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
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
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
- 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
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.
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.
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.