Quantitative Methods for Risk Management, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 10 months
  • Tuition Fee
    25440 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    24936 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
University rank #25 (WUR) ,
The MSc Quantitative Methods for Risk Management from London School of Economics and Political Science formerly known as MSc Risk and Stochastics - offers in-depth instruction in probabilistic, statistical, and computational methods to quantify risk arising from, but not limited to, economic, financial, and insurance applications.


This Quantitative Methods for Risk Management programme from London School of Economics and Political Science will instruct you in theoretical as well as practical aspects of various quantitative methods to measure and mitigate financial and insurance risk. It draws on diverse disciplines, from mathematical finance, actuarial science to statistics and computation. You will work with real financial data to receive hands-on training in real-world problems and case studies. This programme draws on world class research in modern financial and actuarial mathematics and statistics within the Department.

The programme aims to prepare you for a range of expert careers in financial and insurance industries, in regulatory bodies, and in applied and theoretical research.

The programme offers excellent prospects for employment and further study. You can gain employment in the finance or insurance industries, or go on to do a higher degree. Our alumni spread over banks, asset management firms, insurance and reinsurance companies, data analytics companies, consulting firms, and world-wide research institutions.

Students who graduate from this programme are eligible to apply for exemption from the Institute of Actuaries subject 'ST0' on successful completion of the Computational Methods in Finance and Insurance project.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Stochastic Processes
  • Statistical Methods for Risk Management
  • Computational Methods in Finance and Insurance
  • Stochastics for Derivatives Modelling
  • Recent Developments in Finance and Insurance
  • Probability and Measure
  • The Foundations of Interest Rate and Credit Risk Theory
  • Quantifying Risk Modelling and Alternative Markets
  • Time Series
  • Applied Stochastic Processes
  • Advanced Probability Theory
  • Financial Statistics
  • Introduction to Markov Processes and Their Applications
  • Machine Learning and Data Mining
  • Insurance Risk

                            Detailed Programme Facts

                            • Programme intensity

                              You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                              • Full-time duration 10 months
                              • Average part-time duration 22 months
                              • Intensity Flexible
                            • Credits
                              90 ECTS
                            • Languages
                              • English
                            • Delivery mode
                              On Campus
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                            Academic Requirements

                            • Minimum entry requirement: 2:1 degree or equivalent in actuarial science, mathematics, statistics, or mathematical economics/finance

                            Documents Required:

                            • Application form
                            • Application assessment fee
                            • Two academic references
                            • Transcripts/mark sheets and proof of existing qualifications
                            • Personal statement
                            • CV
                            • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test and Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)

                            Tuition Fee

                            • International

                              25440 GBP/year
                              Tuition Fee
                              Based on the original amount of 25440 GBP per year and a duration of 10 months.
                            • EU/EEA

                              24936 GBP/year
                              Tuition Fee
                              Based on the original amount of 24936 GBP per year and a duration of 10 months.

                            Living costs for London

                            684 - 830 /month
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