Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

Risk Management

The course consists of a substantial programme of study and enquiry, including an element of research at a level demanding more advanced and intensive study, as well as the application of knowledge, skills and understanding in a more sophisticated manner than a 1st degree; having successfully completed the course, students have developed a range of underpinning theoretical knowledge in risk management, as well as practical, transferable skills and competences which should enable students to operate effectively as a risk manager across all types of organisation in a global marketplace.

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree of a good standard; applicants with suitable work experience and/or qualifications other than those above are considered for entry; credit (exemption) are given on a case-by-case basis for individual modules on the basis of prior learning and practice based experience against a standard list of exemptions which can be provided.

Course modules

Principles of risk management; risk and organisations; risk decisions; risk leadership; risk solutions; experiencing risk; research methods; dissertation.

Assessment methods

A variety of methods are employed, designed to maximise learning and professional expertise; this includes preparation of presentations, assignments, posters, and examinations; the final stage of the MSc is based on an assignment and a dissertation and does not involve an examination.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 2,065 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,065 per Academic year (EU fees) 3 years
MSc Distance learning £ 3,500 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning
City North Campus Birmingham B42 2SU West Midlands

Key information

Course Enquiry Team
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0121 331 5595