MSc Risk Management

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MSc Risk Management

As organisations face a growing number of global and strategic challenges, and the need for responsible leadership, good governance and ethical behaviour continues to rise, highly qualified risk management professionals find themselves in great demand.

Glasgow Caledonian University’s MSc Risk Management explores strategic and operational risk in the context of wider organisational resilience. This research-led postgraduate programme is available to study in either full time mode – as part of our thriving international community based on campus – or distance learning mode – benefiting from our full support at a time and place that suits you.

Join a leading UK provider with over 30 years risk management teaching experience and benefit from our longstanding links and excellent reputation with industry bodies and professionals while developing the advanced skill set employers need.

You’ll become part of a specialist but diverse student community, experiencing a truly international working environment, learning from peers and teaching staff from around the world, gaining real insight into the major similarities and differences in approaches to global risk management.

Your career

Having a recognised degree level risk management qualification will give you access to a career in any industry sector. Our risk graduates have successfully secured employment in both public and private sector organisations across a wide range of industry sectors ranging from finance to pharmaceuticals.

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What you will study

  • Risk and Organisational Resilience
  • Applied Professional Practice
  • Contemporary Issues in Insurance
  • Risk Analysis and Modelling
  • Business Continuity and Crisis Management
  • Ethics, Governance and Responsible Leadership
  • Financial Securities Analysis
  • Global Perspectives
  • Masters Research Project


Written in collaboration with the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and the Institute of Risk Management (IRM), this masters programme gains you 60 credits towards the Advanced Diploma in Insurance (ADII) and exemptions towards the IRMs International Diploma in Risk Management. In addition, you will benefit from our long standing relationships with internationally recognised professional bodies and employers.

“Located close to the heart of the financial sector of London, our teaching consists of an integrated framework delivered to small classes; enhancing your overall learning experience.”

Dr Madhu Acharyya (Programme Leader)

Entry requirements

Candidates are required to have a UK Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, at grade 2.2 or above.

However, each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If applicants do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, they may be eligible to enter this programme via the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning policy.

Students whose first language is not English will need IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 (with no element less than 5.5).


Home/EU: £8400 | International: £12980

Home/EU: £8700 | International: £13500


We have a range of scholarship for this course. Please visit our scholarships page.

“I think the Risk Management course must have given me something that a lot of people in the current work environment do not have, which is technical skills. I felt that when I was doing my first interviews that I was a step ahead of other people because of the knowledge I learnt from my Masters.”

Pietro Poletti (Lloyd’s Insurance Syndicate)

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