• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

Overview

Risk management is a crucial part of running a business, and our MSc Risk, Crisis and Resilience Management degree course at University of Portsmouth will take your aptitude and mould it into expertise – so you'll be ready to steer organisations through critical situations as a risk manager, ensuring both their success and yours.

On this course, you'll learn how to identify, assess and manage financial, environmental and technological risks, as well as threats presented by unpredictable situations.

You'll get the knowledge and skills needed to become a proficient and capable risk manager, honing analytical and problem-solving abilities that are highly valued by employers.

What you will experience?

On this course, you'll:

  • Learn from guest speakers who are experts in the field, providing insight into real-life scenarios and a practical take on managing risk
  • Study key topics like Strategic Risk and Risk Behaviour, Crisis Management and Governance, and Organisational and Environmental Risk
  • Be supported by academically qualified staff with research and consultancy experience, as well as links to industry
  • Sharpen your analytical, decision-making and communication skills, learn how to manage risk more effectively, and make a difference in the organisation where you work
  • Get to grips with the current tools and techniques used to understand risk management
  • Have access to our library's electronic resources 24/7, including thousands of ejournals and newspapers
  • Choose to study either full-time (one year) or part-time (two years)

Career

Because of an increase in British and International Standards in Risk and Crisis Management, Organisational Resilience and Continuity, there's a growing demand for risk specialists. This need has been further exacerbated by our reliance on technology, the increased risk of conflict, and extreme weather conditions; there are now many career opportunities in this field. When you graduate, you can expect to pursue a career managing risk in industries including healthcare, petrochemicals, environmental organisations, and business.

Our previous graduates have gone on to work in industries including:

  • Oil and gas
  • Health service
  • Financial sector
  • Security industries
  • Military
  • Emergency services
  • Auditing
  • Security Management

Alternatively, you may want to continue your research in the related areas of risk, programme and business management.

Accreditation

Institute of Risk Management

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Strategic Risk and Risk Behaviour
  • Organisational and Environmental Risk
  • Crisis Management and Governance
  • Project and Research Methods

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Make your application as soon as possible.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • A second-class honours degree or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students Part time: £3,850
  • International students Part time: £7,000

Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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