Taught course

Risk and Uncertainty

University of Liverpool · Department of Engineering

Entry requirements

Normally the minimum entry requirement is a UK 2.1 honours degree or equivalent in a related subject from an accepted university or other institute of higher education. Students graduating from a UK university with a 2.2 (min. 55%) will be considered on a case by case basis.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Risk and Uncertainty aims at providing students with both qualitative and quantitative tools for structuring problems, describing uncertainty, assessing risks, and reaching decisions. This MSc programme provides a unique opportunity for training professionals and graduates who are able to communicate across the boundaries of traditional disciplines, such as architecture, computer science, engineering, environmental sciences, finance, law, management, mathematics, psychology and social sciences.

Those trained in this way will be able not only to enumerate the risks associated with a particular activity or process, but also to express clearly the meaning of the risk to the general public and decision-makers. As such, they will be able to cross the traditional divide between mathematical intricacy and explanation in natural language.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr. Alejandro Diaz De la O