Taught course

Risk Management

University of Southampton · Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A UK bachelor's degree with second class honours or higher (or equivalent overseas qualification) in a subject with some element of qualitative (essay-based) study. Applicants with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply.

English language requirements: Band 6C. IELTS 6.5 overall, with minimum 6.5 in reading and writing and 6.0 in listening and speaking. For information on other accepted English language tests, please see the website.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc in Risk Management is one of a few UK masters degrees to cover risk management theory and practice within a broad framework, and teaches cutting-edge risk management principles and techniques that can be applied in any field. This MSc is accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute, enabling you to apply for credits towards professional qualifications.

Our academics are involved in a range of research projects including collaborations with City of London financial firms, international investment management companies, engineering companies, security agencies and government departments.

We have close links with UK professional bodies who provide regular guest speakers and students have the opportunity to attend industry seminars run by the Business School’s Centre for Risk Research, the only one of its kind in a Russell Group university.

Core/Compulsory modules: Corporate Risk Management Processes; Insurance; Principles of Risk Management; Project Risk Management; Risk Taking and Decision Making; Quantitative and Qualitative Research; Quantitative Methods; Dissertation.

Optional modules: Consultancy Skills; Problem Structuring; Management of Corporate Security; Business Ethics; Simulation; Multivariate Statistics for Data Mining; Corporate Finance; Credit Scoring and Data Mining; Financial Risk Management*; Game Theory for Business; Credit Risk and Banking Regulation. *Available to students whose previous study is sufficiently finance-related.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Business and Law
+44 (0)23 8059 4393