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Risk Management (MSc)

Master of Science
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2024

About this course

Study this UK risk management master’s for a broad understanding of theory and practice in key topics of risk. Explore financial and credit risk, decision making and corporate security and insurance. 

This course equips you with the skills to apply project risk management principles to a range of sectors. You’ll be able to tailor your degree and explore your own interests through optional modules, taught by experienced academics and researchers.  

This UK risk management degree teaches risk management topics so that you can apply techniques and theory in any field, rather than focusing on finance or engineering.  

This course is for you if you have some professional experience and want to advance risk management practice in your industry, or if you are looking to specialise following your undergraduate study.  

You’ll explore different aspects of risk and discover your area of interest through optional module selection in areas such as finance, quantitative methods and corporate security.  

You’ll be taught by academics at the forefront of risk management research, including experts in decision making in uncertain environments and project risk.  

Our master’s in risk management is delivered with links to Southampton’s Business School’s Centre for Risk Research, the only specialist centre of its kind in a Russell Group university. The centre hosts unique opportunities, such as industry seminars, to inform your learning.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course lead

Your course leader is Dr Chung-Ching Tai, Associate Professor within Southampton Business School. Chung-Ching is affiliated to the Department of Decision Analytics and Risk and is a member of the Centre for Risk Research (CRR).

Visit Dr Tai’s staff profile to find out more about his work.


“I really appreciated the flexibility of the course, which allowed me to pursue my own academic interests. This gave me the incredible opportunity to do an industrial dissertation with NATS regarding the quality of content in their risk registers.”
Pooja Narayanaswamy, 2022 graduate

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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