Award Type and NFQ level : TAUGHT MASTERS (9)

CAO/PAC code : MHH64

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Closing Date : 31 July 2018

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The MSc. Economic and Financial Risk Analysis was launched in response to the changing economic and financial environment. It provides students with international quality training in the fundamental concepts and tools required by the financial sector. The programme emphasises ‘problem solving’ through a combination of theoretical principles and empirical tools. Successful graduates are equipped with a wide range of economic, financial, quantitative and communication skills, thus opening up a diverse set of career opportunities, both within and outside the financial sector.


This degree has ensured that Maynooth University has been accepted as a GARP partner for Risk Education




The degree is targeted at high quality students that have obtained at least a 2.1 honours degree at undergraduate level in Finance or Economics, or where Finance formed a substantial component, or where there was a substantial quantitative component, such as Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Maths Physics or Statistics, or have achieved at least a 2.1 degree in a postgraduate conversion course such as a Higher Diploma in Finance, or equivalent. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website for information about English language tests accepted and required scores. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non-EU applicants.

Students without a Finance or Economics background can apply for the two-year MSc Economic and Financial Risk Analysis (MHH68).

The course is structured to be stimulating and challenging. Students take core modules in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics and Financial Economics. Students can also take specialised field modules that may include Financial Risk Analysis, Advanced Derivatives, Empirical Finance, International Finance, Corporate Finance and Market Microstructure. The programme also requires students to undertake a research thesis or a three-month Work Placement during the Summer term.

Course Duration: 1 year Full-time

The MSc Economic and Financial Risk Analysis could be the most important investment in your career.  As financial markets become more integrated across the globe, the career prospects of our graduates have become greatly enhanced. Graduates of this programme have excellent employment records at home and abroad, and are currently enjoying careers in credit risk management, insurance, hedge fund management and investment and retail banking in the private sector. The diverse career paths reflect the adaptability and flexibility of our graduates.


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The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.


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