Taught course

Risk Management and Insurance

University of Limerick · Kemmy Business School

Entry requirements

Normally applicants will possess a minimum 2:2 honours primary degree in a relevant discipline (For example, business, finance, economics, social science and mathematics). However, students from cognate backgrounds are also encouraged to apply. In exceptional circumstances an applicant who cannot satisfy the undergraduate requirement may be accepted on the basis of relevant professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Programme Content
Semester 1
Corporate Responsibility; Global Finance & Capital Markets; Insuring Life and Health Risks; Risk and Derivative Markets; Research Methods in Finance1; Trading Floor Certification; Professional Development 1

Semester 2
Financial Regulation; Insuring Risk in Nature and Industry; Research in Finance Workshops; Professional Development 2

Electives (Choose 1 of 3)
International Economic Issues; Leadership, Influence and Change; Project Management

Electives (Choose 1 of 3)
Credit Risk & Derivative Products; Financial Engineering ; Principles of International Tax

International Business Trip; Dissertation in Finance 1; Dissertation in Finance 2

Our future graduates could expect to gain employment in many types of businesses including international insurance, reinsurance and insurance broking firms, risk management departments of major corporations, investment and retail banks, regulatory authorities, climate change planning and many other fields

Information for international students

In the case of international students, the overseas equivalent as determined by the Course Team in consultation with UL Graduate School Admissions will be acceptable. Where candidates are non-native English language speakers, the candidate should meet the University's English language requirements.

Fees and funding

The University of Limerick is offering 10 taught postgraduate scholarships to potential applicants for the 2014/15 academic year. The value of each scholarship is €2,000. The successful candidates will receive the scholarship in the form of a reduced fee. The Scholarships will be allocated by the faculties on the basis of financial need and personal statement from the applicants. For more information on how to apply please visit http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/scholarship-funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Orla McCullagh