MSc Risk Management

Nottingham University Business School

Program Description
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MSc Risk Management

Nottingham University Business School

Our MSc Risk Management provides you with a clear career path in a growing area of importance to major corporations that are looking for people with risk management knowledge.

This course is for you if you’re looking for a career in risk management in a wide variety of sectors including health care, aviation, law, engineering, oil and gas, health and safety, and insurance.

Nottingham University Business School and our renowned Centre for Risk, Banking and Financial Services have been leaders in risk research for over two decades. Our staff are widely regarded as thought leaders in the field of risk and we work closely with colleagues in industry and advise governments in key policy development.

The course combines this expertise with practical relevance to prepare you for your career. We will help you develop understanding and knowledge in the areas of risk theory, risk processes, corporate risk, business continuity, project management, and the strategic use of insurance in risk management.

The course is endorsed by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), the world's premier professional body for insurance and financial services.

In addition, graduates from this course automatically become affiliate members of the Institute of Risk Management.

Course structure

Please note that the following structure and modules may be subject to change.

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Further Quantitative Research Methods
  • Risk Analysis

One from:

Managerial Economics Managing People and Organisations Project Management

Semester 2

  • Corporate Risk
  • Theory of Risk and Insurance

At least one from:

  • Behavioural Economics and Decision Making
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Industrial Economics
  • Quantitative Risk Management
  • Risk Management in Financial Institutions
  • Service Operations Management


12,000-15,000 word Risk Management dissertation

Admission requirements

2:1 honours degree or equivalent

English requirements

IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in each element

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 18, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
12 months
Full time
Aug. 31, 2017
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Nottingham, England
Application deadline Aug. 31, 2017
End date Sept. 16, 2018
Duration 12 months
Price - £9, 450 UK/EU; £16,965 overseas