Taught course

Business Risk and Security Management

University of Southampton · School of Management

Entry requirements

Minimum upper second-class degree from a UK university, or equivalent overseas/professional qualification. A wide range of subjects accepted in Business, Economics, Science, Engineering, IT, Management and Marketing, Communication, Education, Political Science and Sociology. Work experience in a related field can compensate for degree subject/grades. Applications assessed on individual merit.

Months of entry


Course content

Managing business risk and security has become integral to the running of organisations across a wide range of sectors. This course is designed to meet the demand for highly skilled risk and security management practitioners. Unlike many other UK masters courses in this field it covers risk management in its broadest sense, encompassing financial, strategic and operational risk. It also introduces students to contemporary issues in corporate security, and explores the links between risk and security in theoretical and practical contexts.

Compulsory modules: Corporate Risk Management Processes; Insurance; Management of Corporate Security; Principles of Risk Management; Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods; Project Risk Management; Risk-taking and Decision-making

Optional modules: Business Ethics; Consultancy Skills; Corporate Finance; Credit Scoring and Data Mining; Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing; Financial Risk Management*; Healthcare Modelling; Problem Structuring; Simulation; Security Theory

Plus dissertation

* available to students whose previous study is sufficiently finance related

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
30 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Business and Law
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