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Risk and Safety Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #324 (QS) ,
During the Aalborg University's Master’s Risk and Safety Management programme you will gain knowledge about basic probability theory and collection of data within risk analysis and the social conditions that are relevant to risk control. Furthermore, you will be presented with the theoretical methods and strategies that are used in risk perception and -communication.

About

Would you like to counsel companies in the field of risk and safety management? With a Master’s degree in Risk and Safety Management 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 to work out plans for managing this.

Become a risk and safety expert

During the Aalborg University's Master’s programme you will gain knowledge about basic probability theory and collection of data within risk analysis and the social conditions that are relevant to risk control. Furthermore, you will be presented with 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

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.

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.

In the future, it is expected that the area of risk and safety management will be characterised by remarkable growth. In a recent market survey among companies in the industries mentioned above, 94% of the respondents answered that they were expecting a rise in the number of employees within the field. This is supported by announcements from trade organisations such as Danish Industry: “The industry is increasingly being challenged in Risk and Safety Management which is why we see a need for more knowledge and competence development in this field.”

With a degree in Risk and Safety Management, you will become part of a field which will be marked by growth and development in the future. The possibilities of making a career for oneself in either Denmark or overseas are therefore great.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Systems Engineering
  • Applied Statistics and Probability Theory
  • Risk Analysis
  • Industry Standards and Legislation
  • Risk Mangement
  • Decision Making
  • Choose between Risk Communication and Maintenance Management
  • Risk Analysis and Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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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Academic 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
All applicants are evaluated individually. Students with another Bachelor’s degree may be admitted following an academic assessment if the applicant is considered to have comparable educational prerequisites. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13345 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13345 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

99,600 DKK

Living costs for Esbjerg

  • 6060 - 7900 DKK/month
    Living Costs

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