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MSc in Financial Risk Management

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. Students learn how to interpret and assess the risk of individual financial instruments and assets, while critiquing modern finance from a risk perspective.

Programme at a Glance

  • Start Date: September 2018

  • Duration: 12 months

  • Delivery: 12 taught modules. You will be assessed through a mixture of written exams and continuous assessment

  • NFQ Level: 9

Programme Information

Industry professionals, practitioners and consultants from around the world teach students how to forecast, react and minimalise risk within their chosen field. Throughout the programme, students will learn about the three pillars of risk that influence industries across the globe:

  • Market Risk;
  • Credit Risk;
  • Operational Risk.

Students will have the opportunity to receive training on Bloomberg through our specialised Bloomberg terminals. The programme also prepares students for the FRM examinations. FRM is the globally recognised professional designation for financial risk managers, giving students a competitive advantage in the global marketplace. Trinity College is also a partner of the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association, one of the world’s leading risk management bodies.

Canary Wharf Internship

The highest performing student in behavioural trading will earn a trip to Canary Wharf in London, where they will learn from trading practitioners in a live environment and gain unprecedented experience to move forward in their career.

Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)

Trinity Business School is an academic partner of GARP and the MSc in Financial Risk Management is officially recognized by GARP.


"GARP is very pleased to announce the addition of Trinity College Dublin to the GARP Partnership for Risk Education. The MSc in Financial Risk Management offered by Trinity Business School is a highly regarded, rigorous program. The curriculum offered provides a solid theoretical as well as cutting-edge knowledge for its students, ensuring they will be well-positioned to pursue the FRM designation and to assume strategic roles within the global risk management profession."
- Dr. Chris Donohue, Managing Director – Head of Research & Educational Programmes, GARP.