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This MSc Risk Management course will teach you cutting-edge risk management principles and techniques that you can apply in any domain, opening up a wealth of career options.

Introducing your degree

Our MSc in Risk Management is one of a few UK masters degrees to cover risk management theory and practice within a broad framework, and teaches cutting-edge risk management principles and techniques that can be applied in any field. This MSc is accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute, enabling you to apply for credits towards professional qualifications.

Our academics are involved in a range of research projects including collaborations with City of London financial firms, international investment management companies, engineering companies, security agencies and government departments.

We have close links with UK professional bodies who provide regular guest speakers and students have the opportunity to attend industry seminars run by the Business School’s Centre for Risk Research, the only one of its kind in a Russell Group university.

Career Opportunities

You’ll graduate with a wide range of career options. You could choose to work for a financial or insurance company, the pharmaceutical or medical industry, or in environmental risk management. Potential employers include consultancy service firms and government organisations as well as private sector companies.

Our graduates have gone on to work for companies such as:

  • PwC
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst and Young
  • Old Mutual Wealth
  • Formula 1

The reputation of our risk management courses means we are regularly approached by companies seeking talented students for placement, internship or job opportunities. For example, Zurich Insurance recently offered placements for some of our students. These opportunities are not a formal part of the course and vary from year to year.


Core/Compulsory modules include: Corporate Risk Management Processes; Insurance; Principles of Risk Management; Project Risk Management; Risk Taking and Decision Making;

Optional modules include: Consultancy Skills; Corporate Finance; Credit Scoring and Data Mining; Financial Risk Management*; Game Theory for Business; Simulation; Multivariate Statistics for Data Mining

*available to students whose previous study is sufficiently finance-related

Visit the Risk Management - MSc page on the University of Southampton website for more details!





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