Risk Management

This programme focuses on corporate and business risk management, ensuring you have the expertise and skills to excel as a risk specialist. Designed to provide you with the skills to excel in a role as a risk manager, risk and insurance manager, risk analyst or clinical risk manager within a variety of organisations and sectors. Our programme is based on current research and publications in the field, and taught by staff who understand the key concerns of managers in both the private and public sectors.

Entry requirements

UK Honours degree 2.2 or equivalent in a relevant subject (relevant degrees include risk management, insurance financial services, actuarial studies, business, management, marketing, economics, finance, accounting, mathematics, health and safety, health, science, engineering, or a risk management related subject); if you do not have the necessary formal entry qualifications, the University's flexible entry policy considers credit transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), including work-based experience and credits from recognised professional bodies; international students whose 1st language is not English are required to demonstrate evidence of satisfactory competence by completing an Academic IELTS test with a score of at least 6.0 (with no element of the score less than 5.5) or by holding another recognised qualification.

Course modules

Modules include: Enterprise risk and modelling; global perspectives on risk; risk financing and insurance; business continuity and crisis management; ethics and corporate governance; personal and professional; development; research methods; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is continuous; a combination of formative and summative assessment and by a variety of methods including: Case studies, portfolios, essays and reports.

Sponsorship information

Some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. Scholarships of £1,000 are available to all international students; there are no special application forms for scholarships and decisions will be made on the basis of the information provided with the application forms.


Please note the fees at GCU's London Campus may be slightly different.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,240 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 Years
MSc Full-time £ 12,600 (Whole course) International 1 Years
MSc Part-time Home/EU 2 Years
MSc Part-time International 2 Years
MSc Distance learning January 2018 2 2 Years
MSc Full-time January 2018 1 1 Years

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