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Centre for Risk Research

Masters programmes

Our masters programmes in risk will introduce you to new concepts and knowledge, and help you to gain a deeper understanding of risk. All three programmes feature a wide range of risk-related modules taught by the Centre's research-active members who are directly involved in tackling business challenges outside the seminar room.

MSc in Business Risk & Security Management

The MSc in Business Risk & Security Management is available on either a full or part-time basis and focuses on Organisational Risk and Security as a key development in management studies. Business Risk and Security is now an essential feature of almost all large organisations, with poor risk and security arrangements blamed for failure in a variety of corporate settings.



MSc in Cyber Security Risk Management

This MSc is led by Southampton Business School jointly with the Computer Science Department. It allows you to select modules from both schools and draw world-class expertise within the Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber-Security as well as the world-leading Centre for Risk Research. The programme aims to equip you with an advanced knowledge of risk management in the context of online security principles, and enables you to recognise the importance of a systematic, multi-disciplinary approach to addressing cyber-security and risk management. Discover the concepts, techniques, methods and approaches of cyber security risk management and develop your understanding of how these relate to practical organisational contexts, affecting businesses of any size, across all sectors around the world.

MSc in Risk Management

The MSc in Risk Management is available on a full or part-time basis and is designed to support the growing range of risk management professions. The ESRC recognised programme offers a research base, professional training, and a focal point for the transfer of ideas from one risk management area to another.



MSc Risk & Finance

The MSc in Risk & Finance will suit numerate graduates from a broad range of subjects seeking specialist knowledge of risk and finance. Graduates in business studies or other social science subjects (e.g. economics or psychology) will be able to use the Risk and Finance programme as an alternative to Masters programmes in Operational Research, Finance, Economics or Business Administration, for a range of career purposes, from management consultancy to academic research. For science and engineering graduates this MSc will offer specialised management training to achieve appropriate entry to management industries involving their basic training.

Chartered Insurance Institute
Chartered Insurance Institute

Employment Prospects

Graduates from our MSc programmes are typically offered jobs in a range of industries, including aerospace, banking, accounting, higher education and risk management.




Institute of Risk Management
Institute of Risk Management

Credit Awards

The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) have awarded credits for students holding the MSc Corporate Risk & Security Management and the MSc Risk Management.




MSc Scholarships

Find out more about our MSc Scholarships

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Since graduating, the MSc has paid for itself many times over. It was a vital element in my securing a job with Zurich Insurance and in securing my current post as Chief Risk Officer

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