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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 2020 and January 2021

COVID-19: this course has two start dates

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.  

MSc Risk Management is accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute. This means you can apply for credits towards professional qualifications when you graduate. 

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. 

Flexible study

If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:

  • a part-time master's - study the same course content over 2 or more years

Your modules and fees may vary if you choose a different study option.

Course lead

This course is led by Dr Mario Brito, Lecturer in Risk Analysis and Risk Management. His area of expertise is in risk analysis of extreme events where there is large uncertainty with respect to a critical event and historical hard data alone is not sufficient to reduce the uncertainty to acceptable levels. Visit Dr Brito’s staff profile to find out more. 


This course is accredited by:

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business logo
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Chartered Insurance Institute logo
Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)
Institute of Risk Management logo
Institute of Risk Management (IRM)

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.