Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a good honours undergraduate degree (minimum 2:2 or higher) in a relevant academic discipline, such as business, management, or risk, including within industries such as energy or engineering.

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

All businesses make decisions – and typically, decisions have risks. The effective management and governance of these risks can drive the success of a business, especially in the face of challenges such as health pandemics, climate-related events, and the intense scrutiny of a company’s reputation.

The MSc Risk Management course, which is recognised by the Institute of Risk Management, aims to help you develop the ability to identify, analyse and manage contemporary risks, such as cyber security threats, as well as developing related transferable management skills. When put together, upon graduation, you should be able to enact positive change in an organisation, helping to promote sustainable business resilience.

Learning will be enhanced through simulations and real-life examples, offering you the ability to practically apply various risk management tools and techniques. This hands-on experience culminates in a final business project, which offers the opportunity to undertake a company internship, typically lasting between 8 and 12 weeks (subject to competitive application, availability and meeting visa requirements, plus additional fees may apply).

Alongside these opportunities for practical experience, the course benefits from experienced academic staff with substantial risk management research and industry experience, covering the petroleum sector, large scale engineering projects, and public sector governance (please note staff are subject to change). Renowned industry experts are also involved in the delivery of course content through guest lectures, which provide industry perspectives and key employability skills (subject to availability).

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 (subject to availability) 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 around the world.

Information for international students

This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Fees and funding

UK students
£14,550 (per year)
International students
£18,250 (per year)

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
+44 (0) 24 7765 8410