Risk Management

MSc Risk Management

  • Study Mode: Part Time
  • Location: Distance Learning
  • Duration: Two Years
  • Start Date: September 2022
Drawing on best practice and regulatory guidance from risk practitioners and academics, our MSc in Risk Management course will challenge and stimulate you.
You’ll be able to discover a range of tools and techniques to counter the severe threats facing society and businesses as well as new approaches to risk management, boosting your career prospects.


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Fees and funding

There’s a range of ways you can secure funding for your course, including sponsorship, scholarships and loans. And if you recently graduated from BNU, you may be eligible for a fee discount.

Why study this subject?

The contemporary Risk Manager requires a range of tools and techniques to counter the severe threats facing society and businesses. This can be achieved by developing and applying risk management frameworks, both as academics and practitioners.

Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?

This master’s degree programme in Risk Management provides you with an academically rigorous and work-related programme.

The course will help build your skills and knowledge in this area. It will allow you to plan for, devise mitigation of, and manage risks in an unplanned situation, such as disaster or emergency, as well as day-to-day settings such as enterprise risk within industry.

This course will also help prepare you for a senior leader career through the development of enhanced personal and interpersonal skills and, in particular, leadership capability and skills in risk management and related activities.

Throughout the course, the links between academic theory and practical outcomes for you and your organisations will be examined and emphasised.

Designed as a flexible learning programme, you can study this course alongside your work or other commitments.

What will I study?

On this course, you will study a range of modules, which will help you to:

  • gain an integrated and holistic perspective on risk management through a study of organisations, risk and mitigation in individuals, groups and organisations, in strategic, tactical and operational capacities
  • anticipate and address risks that may adversely affect an organisation thereby helping to ensure future organisational resilience and sustainability
  • gain advanced understanding of concepts and current issues in risk management
  • develop the reflective and critical thinking as well as analytical and research skills needed to make logical arguments and creative contributions that improve risk and resilience management and leadership practice.

How will I be taught and assessed?

Following a one-day induction workshop held at our High Wycombe Campus, modules are delivered using our Virtual Learning Environment, allowing you to study this course alongside your other professional and personal commitments. You will also be able to attend two on-campus two-day workshops per module.

Throughout the modules, there will be emphasis on applying the various principles, theories and practices to your individual business, work role and employment requirements or aspirations.

We encourage you to relate your current, or former, workplace observations and experiences to the material, and critique and influence the risk management practice.

The assessments are designed to allow you the opportunity to focus on evaluating theories and their application, and applying these to practical business situations.

You will be able to get support throughout the programme and can contact module tutors through email, telephone, our virtual learning environment and face-to-face.

Useful Documents

MSc Risk Management Programme Specification

What are the course entry requirements?

Entrants to the programme will normally have an Honours degree or equivalent. Recent graduates would generally have achieved an upper second class honours degrees in any field. It is anticipated that this degree will also evoke interest from students overseas for whom such qualification is not available in their home country. 

Applicants who are in employment may qualify for entry without holding a first degree.

For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course. You can find more information about how your course is structured on our Academic Advice section.

Year 1 Modules

Threat, Risk and Impact Perspectives

Global Risk

Year 2 Modules

Enterprise Risk Management

Risk Leadership and Management

Research and Dissertation

How much does it cost

Home and EU

Home and EU, Academic Year 2021-2022

£5,250 per year


International, Academic Year 2021-2022

£5,250 per year

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:

0330 123 2023


What are my career prospects? 

Risk management encompasses a range of activities from project management to board level participation. This programme will help enhance your capabilities and confidence to help bolster your career prospects within risk management and related industries.

Course leader

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Simon King
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