MSc Risk Management
Established in 1996, our MSc Risk Management programme is widely recognised in industry. With a strong focus on corporate and business risk management, it is designed to ensure you are well equipped with the expertise and skills to take advantage of a wide range of risk specialist jobs.
Graduates will gain exemptions from the two most relevant risk-related qualification awarding professional bodies in the UK – the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and the Institute of Risk Management (IRM).
In addition to the conceptual elements of risk and risk management, the programme has been developed with the needs of real-world organisations in mind. This is in response to the rising demand for individuals with specialist risk management skills.
The MSc Risk Management is designed to provide the professional risk manager with the skills required to perform their role effectively. In many organisations, this role neither sets strategy nor runs operations – the professional risk manager facilitates the risk management process, educates, informs and motivates others to manage risk, and provides expert advice and input on the tools of modern risk management.
You will receive a solid foundation of core risk management knowledge including strategic and operational risk, risk analysis and modelling, corporate governance, and business continuity and crisis management, with the opportunity to focus on corporate or business risk.
Graduates will be equipped to secure opportunities in a range of industry sectors including banking, insurance, consultancy, oil and gas, transport, construction and pharmaceuticals, in roles that include risk manager, risk and insurance manager, risk analyst, risk co-ordinator, clinical risk manager.
- Personal and Professional Development
- Managing Strategic and Operational Risk
- Financial Market and Product Risk
- Risk Analysis and Modelling
- Contemporary Corporate Governance Issues
- Global Perspectives on Risk
- Insurance and Risk Management
- Business Continuity and Crisis Management
- Dissertation with Research Methods
Graduates will gain the following exemptions:
CII: Entitled to a standard award of 60 non unit specific credits at Advanced Diploma level.
IRM: Exemption from the examination requirements for levels one and two as follows:
- Certificant (CIRM) membership
- Exemption from the IRM International Diploma in Risk Management level one (core modules one to five) and level two (specialism)
UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in any subject area. Non-standard applicants with appropriate work experience will be considered.
English language requirements
IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) is required with no element below 5.5.