Market and Credit Risk Analysis (764N1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

You assess market risk and credit risk and study the foundations of market risk analysis and the basic Value at Risk (VaR) models.

This includes:

  • the mapping of portfolios to risk factors
  • the construction of covariance matrices and their application to the market risk of portfolios. VaR and ETL is computed at the portfolio level using historical and Monte Carlo simulation and, where possible, analytic solutions and the results are compared and backtested.

Your study of credit risk covers:

  • credit scoring models
  • counterparty credit risk (especially credit exposure, default, and recovery processes) and credit spreads
  • portfolio models of credit risk
  • credit valuation adjustments (CVA).

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 32 hours of contact time and about 118 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: