Financial Risk Management

Trinity College Dublin

Financial Risk Management

Course Description

This programme is designed for students with a quantitative background who want to explore how financial tools can be used to mitigate risk for corporations and society. Industry professionals, practitioners and consultants from around the world will teach you how to forecast, react to and minimalise risk.

We deliver a comprehensive understanding of the core pillars of risk management; credit risk, market risk and operations risk to ensure you have the theoretical foundation for success. You will learn how to explore the key financial tools that are used to mitigate risk, how to interpret and assess the risk of individual financial instruments and assets and how to develop the critical skills to assess the results. This programme is partnered with PRMIA & GARP maximising your career potential in the field of risk management. You will gain practical skills through Bloomberg training and real-life case studies to give you an edge in the competitive job market.

Subjects taught

This MSc. course is 90 credits delivered over one academic year. The taught component comprises modules totalling 60 credits. Students also complete a substantial research project, which accounts for a further 30 credits, to be eligible for consideration for the award of the degree.

Core Modules*

• Corporate Finance
• Derivatives
• Credit and Fixed Income Instruments
• Credit Risk
• Market Risk
• Operational Risk
• Risk Quantification & Measurement
• Mathematics of Contingent Claims

Choose from a wide range of electives: Econometrics & Data Science, Advanced International Statement Analysis, Treasury Management, Portfolio & Wealth Management, Energy Finance and Trading, Private Equity, Financial Markets & Institutions, Financial Modelling & Scenario Analysis, Panel & Cross Sectional Data Analysis, Enterprise Risk Management, Trading Psychology & Behavioural Analysis, Impact Investment & Risk Management, Business Ethics

* Modules subject to change

Dissertation – Your research project is the culmination of your degree, allowing you to demonstrate and apply the techniques and knowledge acquired from the taught modules to a problem of real world academic or managerial concern.

Entry requirements

• A first or upper second-class honours degree, or equivalent. If you have yet to complete your degree, submit your most recent transcripts. If your transcript is not in English, please also supply a certified translation
• Two academic referees
• Work experience (optional)
• An English competency exam
• A GMAT score may be requested in certain cases

Application dates

Closing Date: 31st March 2023


1 year full-time

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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