Risk Analysis and Governance

University of Stavanger

24 months
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MSc in Risk Analysis and Governance at University of Stavanger will give you advanced knowledge in the fundamentals of risk analysis and governance; attractive competencies either you are looking for future work as a risk scientist, or a risk practitioner or manager.


Today's society increasingly focuses on risk, safety and security issues, and the challenges are many. However, current risk analysis and governance practice suffer from severe weaknesses and there is an urgent need for improvements. New ideas and perspectives on risk analysis and governance are required.

The study programme in Risk Analysis and Governance at University of Stavanger  highlights such ideas and perspectives, and aims at contributing to strengthen the scientific basis for the risk field and science, including relevant safety and security issues.


Depending on the student’s background and on the programme profile created through selection of elective subjects, graduated candidates qualify for a range of different jobs. Both in industry as well as in public sector, there is generally a high demand for people with strong competence in risk assessment and risk management. Graduated candidates typically find work as analyst, advisors, consultants, or managers.

Programme Structure

Course includes:

  •  Foundations of risk analysis and governance
  •  Risk, Society and Governance
  •  Economic analysis in risk management
  •  Risk Management, Communication and Policy
  •  Risk assessment and decisions
  •  Security and resilience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Norwegian citizens and applicants residing in Norway with advanced Norwegian language, without a bachelor's degree from the Nordic countries (Deadline 1 March)
  • Applicants with a bachelor's degree from the Nordic countries(Deadline 15 April)




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

A Bachelor's degree in one of the following disciplines is required:

  • Social sciences
  • Natural sciences
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

Applicants with other types of educational background, such as social studies, health and social sciences, business and administration, hotel and tourism, police education, teacher training, journalism, history and philosophy of science, may also be considered for admission to this study programme.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.

All students are required to pay a semester fee of NOK 740 per semester. 


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