Risk and Safety Management

Aalborg University

24 months
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 With a Master’s degree in Risk and Safety Management from Aalborg University Esbjerg you will be able to help both public and private companies to create an overview of their safety and risks and to help them reach their goals within these fields. You learn to identify critical situations and how to manage them.


Become a risk and safety expert

Would you like to advise companies on risk and safety management and thereby make the work environment safer and better?

During the study programme in Risk and Safety Management at Aalborg University, you obtain knowledge about basic probability theory as well as the collection of data within risk analysis and relevant social conditions. Furthermore, you will be introduced to the theoretical methods and strategies that are used in risk perception and communication.

During your studies, you will learn how to apply risk analysis and simulations to identify the crisis situations and risks that can occur when a project is carried out in a company. You will learn to work out plans to handle projects and to gain insight into implementation methods, ways to carry out routine tests and reporting.

As an expert in risk and safety management, you could help companies to prevent and manage different risk scenarios such as

  • the collapse of a building or a bridge
  • an oil leak
  • fire on a drilling rig
  • a chemical accident in the pharmaceutical production
  • accident during discharging and installation of parts for wind turbine generators in wind parks

In your semester projects, you and your project group will work with relevant issues within the field of risk and safety management, that challenge you to use all of your knowledge to come up with possible solutions. You are encouraged to occasionally collaborate with external organisations and businesses in your projects to get an idea of the work processes and current issues in the industry. This will prepare you better for your own work life after you graduate.

Job and Career

With a Master of Science in Technology in Risk and Safety Management, you have various job opportunities. You can for instance work as a risk analyst, a work environment coordinator, or as a project manager in sectors such as wind, oil and gas, structural and civil engineering, transportation or the public sector.

Problem based learning and working in groups during your study programme will give you many useful skills that make you an attractive candidate on the job market. You know how to approach a problem and solve it in collaboration with other people, which is often how things are done in the “real world”.

You will obtain competences that enable you to identify the risks connected to a company’s operations, to analyse risks, and to make suggestions for reducing or avoiding risk in accordance with both the legislation and relevant standards within the area.

Furthermore, in connection with operations, you will be able to set up possible crisis scenarios and work out plans for coping with such situations. Moreover, you will be able to work with preparation and implementation of procedures for managing health, safety and quality (HSEQ) in risky operations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Systems Engineering
  • Applied Statistics and Probability Theory
  • Risk Analysis
  • Industry Standards and Legislation
  • Risk Mangement
  • Decision Making

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission to the Master of Science and Technology in Risk and Safety Management presupposes one of the following:

  • BSc degree in Chemistry
  • BSc in Structural and Civil Engineering
  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering
  • BSc in Public Health Science
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics
  • Bachelor of Architechtural Technology and Construction Management
  • Bachelor of Technology Management and Marine Engineering
  • English test or an official receipt confirming that you have registered for a test.
  • Letter of motivation
  • CV / Resume
  • Official curriculum/syllabus for your Bachelor’s studies or another official description of your Bachelor’s degree in English (if available)
  • Reference letters (optional) 

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

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


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Risk and Safety Management
Aalborg University