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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Risk Management

Course type


Course Summary

This course is designed to appeal to students looking to develop a career in Risk Management as well as to a broad swathe of professionals interested in enhancing their careers in risk management (including accountants, project managers, insurers, chartered surveyors, health care professionals, lawyers, bankers, auditors, health and safety professionals and engineers) and recognises the interdisciplinary nature of the subject.

The course is accredited by the Institute of Risk Management and you can also earn exemptions from their professional examinations. You could complete a 12-week project based in a UK company or organisation. This internship will improve your employability. You will take part in a web-based business simulation exercise which is designed to integrate your studies. Teaching will be delivered through formal lectures, informal seminars, tutorials, workshops, discussions, visiting speakers and e-learning resources. Assessment is usually a combination of individual and group work, presentations, essays, reports and projects. This is also a distance learning programme and the overriding student-learning experience is guided self-study. Guidance is received from academic staff via the programme materials which are designed for self-study, telephone, Skype and e-mail communication, and by optional attendance at Study Days. For each module of study you will be provided with a set of printed materials to work through in the form of a module handbook. One 15 credit module requires approximately 150 hours of personal study. Each module is supported by a tutorial during the Study Days subject to student demand. Assessment is through coursework and a dissertation.

Careers in ‘risk management’ are likely to remain relatively buoyant as an employment option. This is because as the world becomes ever more unpredictable and unstable, in business terms, the demand for risk managers is likely to be ongoing. This is also added to by the increased amount of ‘risk regulation’.

Different course options

Full time | De Montfort University | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module provides students with an understanding of politics in action. This is achieved by providing students with an opportunity to either undertake a short placement activity of up to 1 week, such as in local government, or to take part in an experiential workshop that is organised by City University, Hong Kong and is aligned to #DMUGlobal. The module aims to enhance students' employability skills by providing opportunities for them to develop their teamworking skills in a concentrated bloc of activity. Students will have the choice of undertaking one of the following tasks: The placement is an innovative assessment task that will provide students with an opportunity to link theory and practice. Students will consider the characteristics of politics through the way that decisions are taken and the manner by which management and decision making operates in a political setting. In so doing, students will understand the nature of policy making through a key task exercise, consider the characteristics the policy-making environment through a placement activity, and examine the nature of the placement activity through self-appraisal and reflective analysis; The experiential workshop is an innovative assessment that links students at DMU with students at the School of Continuing and Professional Education at City University, Hong Kong where the Department runs a degree programme. Students will have an opportunity to complete an assessment task in an international setting working alongside City University students. The assessment task will take place over 3 days. In so doing, the module will cover the nature of policy making through a key task exercise, consider the characteristics the policy-making environment through a simulation exercise and individual and group work, and examine the nature of the experiential workshop through self-appraisal and reflective analysis.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should hold a good Honours degree, or an overseas equivalent, in any subject.

University information

De Montfort University (DMU) postgraduate courses receive continual input from leading employers and professional bodies and are underpinned by excellent research. DMU strives to build what employers need: work-ready graduates with professional experience and industry skills on the CV. Your career will be in focus from minute one, with UK and overseas placements, internships, targeted training, coaching and research opportunities part of DMU...more

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