Taught course

Risk Management

Coventry University · Faculty of Business and Law

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Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a good honours undergraduate degree (minimum 2:2 or higher) in a relevant academic discipline.

Candidates with demonstrable and appropriate work experience in business or the public sector together with relevant professional qualifications may also be admitted on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Risk Management course is designed for individuals who want to build an understanding of risk analysis to respond to organisational challenges.

It is designed to accommodate graduates and industry practitioners looking to develop or enhance their potential career options in the diverse field of risk management, in industries such as management consultancy, health, engineering, aviation, mining, petroleum, finance and more.

It looks to develop graduates skilful in identifying, analysing and managing contemporary risks in an organisational context to enact positive change and ensure sustainable business resilience. It gives you the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and competencies – the approach that organisations use to manage risks arising from their environment. This will further be applied in real-world and simulated case examples where you can apply various risk management tools and techniques, culminating in a final consultancy project.

The course benefits from experienced academic staff with substantial research and industry experience in the risk management field to ensure practice-based industry-informed learning, as well as capitalising on contemporary research emanating from the Coventry University’s specialist research centres. Renowned industry experts are involved in the delivery of course content through guest lecturing to provide industry perspectives and key employability skills (subject to availability). Through this, the course aims to remain relevant to ever-changing contemporary industry practices, tools and techniques.

You can also benefit from a wide range of opportunities designed to extend your knowledge and learning and obtain a global perspective through our Business Simulation Suite and engagement with modules that are created to address risk management issues globally. These features combine to ensure that, upon successful completion, you should be well prepared to work in a variety of contemporary organisations.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Faculty of Business and Law