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Risk Analysis

University of Stavanger

24 months
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Become a highly qualified risk expert, with strong competence in risk science, risk assessment, risk perception, risk communication, risk management, risk governance and policy.


You will be an expert that can support risk knowledge generation for all types of issues and help treating current and emerging risk problems facing societies today, such as terrorism, pandemics, complex technological risks and climate change.

New perspectives 

There is an increasing focus on risk, safety and security issues in society today, 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 are required. The study programme 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. A Master of Risk Analysis from the University of Stavanger will give you advanced knowledge in the fundamentals of risk analysis; attractive competencies either you are looking for future work as a risk scientist, or a risk practitioner or manager.

The programme opens up for positions in both private and the public sector.

The Master of Risk Analysis builds on concepts and ideas developed by the Society for Risk Analysis over the last 40 years. ‘Risk Analysis’ is used in a broad sense to include risk assessment, risk characterisation, risk perception, risk communication, risk management and policy relating to risk, in the context of risks of concern to individuals, to public and private sector organizations, and to society at a local, national, and global level.

The programme includes subjects covering all aspects of risk as highlighted above. Key aspects of safety, security and resilience are covered, as well as topics linked to emergency preparedness and crisis management. The programme has two specialisations:

  • Engineering Risk Analysis and Management
  •  Risk Analysis and Governance

As student in the Master of Risk Analysis programme at the University of Stavanger, you will become a member of one of the strongest scientific groups on risk worldwide, and be trained to be a risk expert by some of the leading professors in risk analysis.

Programme Structure

Course includes:

  • Foundations of risk analysis and governance
  • Risk, Society and Governance
  • Risk Management, Communication and Policy
  • Risk assessment and decisions
  • Master`s Thesis Risk Analysis and Governance
  • Selected topics in risk management
  • Security and resilience
  • International humanitarian emergencies
  • Decisionmaking in emergencies
  • Energy, Societal Safety and Sustainable Development
  • Probability and Statistics 2
  • Philosophy of Science and Research Methods
  • Economic analysis in risk management
  • Infrastructure and vulnerability

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

For the specialisation in Risk Analysis and Governance:

A bachelor´s degree within 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, and History and philosophy of science, will be considered by the admission committee.

For the specialisation in Engineering Risk Analysis and Management:

A bachelor´s degree in engineering or similar is required.

All applicants must have at least 30 ECTS credits in mathematics/statistics/calculus.

Tuition Fee

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

Living costs for Stavanger

10497 - 15897 NOK /month
Living costs

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


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