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The University of Southampton
Centre for Risk Research

Masters programmes

Our MSc programmes in risk will introduce you to new concepts and knowledge, and help you to gain a deeper understanding of risk. Both programmes feature a wide range of risk-related modules taught by the Centre's research-active members, most of whom are currently involved in projects that help external organisations to better identify, analyse and manage risks.

MSc in Risk Management

This degree is one of a few UK masters courses to cover risk management theory and practice within a broad framework and across a range of sectors. It gives you the freedom to explore your own interests through optional modules in areas such as finance, quantitative methods or corporate security.

You will be taught by academics at the forefront of risk management research, including world-leading experts in risk analysis, project risk management and decision making in uncertain environments. The programme is accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute and can be completed as a full-time or part-time course. To learn more about this programme, please click here


MSc Risk & Finance

In an increasingly complex financial world, there is growing demand for graduates with critical risk management skills as well as a thorough grounding in finance. Taught by leading researchers in risk taking, decision making and finance, this MSc programme will prepare you for a broad range of career paths.

You could choose to use your skills in the financial sector, for example as a stockbroker, investment banker, financial analyst, risk manager or fund manager, or work for an insurance company. The course includes specialist optional modules, such as insurance and credit scoring that are rarely found on degrees of this type, so you can choose to develop your skills in a way that best helps you to progress in this growing sector. To learn more about this programme, please click here.

Employment Prospects

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

Credit Awards

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

Institute of Risk Management
Institute of 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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