Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in any subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification, or an equivalent professional qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

Risk management is relevant to all aspects of industry, commerce, consultancy and the public sector. Over the past couple of years there has been a strong realisation that risk needs to be managed and not avoided, which in turn has a major impact on organisational strategy. To this end, this course has been designed for those wanting to have a career in Risk Management as well as professionals from a variety of sectors who are interested in strengthening their careers in risk management.

On this course you will gain analytical, problem solving, ethical decision making and people management and leadership skills and knowledge to succeed in the fast-paced corporate world. Knowledge and skills on management of risks are key parts of risk review, which will enable you to manage contemporary risks more effectively in the future, and prompt you to think about new risks that are emerging.

The course balances theoretical analysis with practical application to develop a critical and questioning approach to the conceptual underpinnings of risk management. To this end the course leads with modules that critically examine the scope of generic risk management, business continuity and crisis management, the internal control of risk, different approaches to risk management decisions, and specialise in relevant risk-related topics.

Education 2030

We want to ensure you have the best learning experience possible and a supportive and nurturing learning community. That’s why we’re introducing a new block model for delivering the majority of our courses, known as Education 2030. This means a more simplified timetable where you will study one subject at a time instead of several at once. You will have more time to engage with your learning and get to know the teaching team and course mates. You will receive faster feedback through more regular assessment, and have a better study-life balance to enjoy other important aspects of university life.

Key features

  • This course is accredited by the Institute of Risk Management and you can also earn exemptions from their professional examinations.
  • You will navigate not just the numbers but also the behavioural aspects of human psychology towards risky decisions.
  • The Dissertation in Risk Management module in blocks Five and Six will enable you to develop research in a specialist area of risk management.
  • The Consultancy Project in Risk Management will give you the opportunity to work on a real-world project.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council-accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Find out more about funding here.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 7017 4483