Financial Risk Management (N1569)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

Financial risk management is the art of:

  • estimating risks
  • deciding which are acceptable and which should be mitigated
  • determining the level and mode of any risk-mitigation strategies. Some price risks may be (almost) completely eliminated by hedging with futures contracts.

The content of this module is driven by industry demands. We equip you with the detailed knowledge and skills that you will need for entry-level jobs in market risk management. You will be well-versed for questions during job interviews. You will develop your ability to perform advanced operations and to analyse historical data on equities and interest rates, using Excel. These transferable data-analysis skills are invaluable in the current economic environment.


67%: Lecture
33%: Practical (Workshop)


70%: Coursework (Computer-based examination)
30%: Examination (Multiple choice questions)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: