Taught course

Risk, Crisis and Resilience Management

University of Portsmouth · Portsmouth Business School

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Entry requirements

To join this course, you must have:

A second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject
English language proficiency at IELTS level 6.5 with no component score below 6.0 (or other acceptable proof), if English is not your first language
Applicants who don’t have a degree or formal qualifications, but who have appropriate professional experience, may also be considered.

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

There’s no getting around the importance of risk management in modern organisations. Sharpen your ability to forward-think and plan with this expansive MSc to become a vital player in organisations worldwide.

Risk management is a major priority for many organisations across various industries. It’s critical in ensuring corporate sustainability, resilience and profitability.
That’s why a demand in competent, informed and experienced risk managers exists, and why an MSc in Risk, Crisis and Resilience Management could open many career opportunities to you.
On this course, you’ll learn what counts as risk and how to manage this within an organisational setting. You’ll explore different facets within industries, including varying perceptions of risk, how to prepare for risks and crises, management approaches and techniques and how to lead employees in difficult times.
By the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge and experience to create a robust risk culture within a business and develop appropriate strategies to manage risk. You’ll have critical thinking, decision making and analysis skills that you can use immediately to help organisations prepare for crises.
What you’ll study
Our MSc Risk, Crisis and Resilience Management course will give you the knowledge, skills and experience needed to excel within the field.
On this course, you'll:
Identify risk across sectors and develop appropriate strategies and techniques to prepare for and cope with crises
Discover how to develop a strong risk culture to enable more effective risk management
Gain the ability to stay calm under pressure and make decisions and communicate them effectively, clearly and concisely regardless of audience
Learn to understand differing perceptions of risk and cultural differences in approaches to risk, as well as the impact these might have
Develop critical thinking and analysis skills to evaluate problems in an organisational context
How you're assessed
All assessments for the course are based on coursework submitted online. Your performance is assessed through coursework including:
Written assignments
Reflective work
A dissertation
You'll also have the opportunity to receive formal and informal feedback from your tutors to help you improve your work.
Career prospects and opportunities
For many organisations, risk management is a core, legal requirement.
Employees with the ability to identify, assess and manage risks effectively are increasingly sought-after by employers.
The skills you’ll develop in using data analysis and critical thinking to evaluate problems can be applied immediately to organisations in many different industries.
With the skills and expertise you’ll gain on this course, you could go on to a career in:
Risk management
Crisis management
Business development and consultancy
Business continuity
Disaster response

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Study Online