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Course Director: Robert Ford
e: robert.ford@ul.ie 
t: +353-61-233676
Course Administrator: Kathy Ryan
e: kathy.ryan@ul.ie
t: +353-61-234389

AY 2019 / 20 Course Fees                                                   Click to view Programme Brochure
Full Time: EU €8,432 Non EU €13,814
(including UL Student Centre levy, €90)

Ranked #22 Best Masters in Insurance Globally

The MSc in Risk Management and Insurance offers you a unique blend of insurance, risk management and financial services content. These areas are becoming increasingly interconnected and the prominence of risk management as a specialised profession has continued to grow in a complex and volatile economic environment.  Ireland is a key location for insurance and reinsurance services and is establishing itself as a location for research and development in the insurance of emerging industries and technologies.

Why should you consider the MSc in Risk Management & Insurance?
  • A unique programme that explores the increasingly interconnected areas of insurance, risk management and financial services
  • Designed to provide you with the technical capacity, objective reasoning and contextual overview for roles in the risk management and insurance industry.
  • Live trading floor experience in the Kemmy Business School Trading Floor leading to Bloomberg Trading Floor Certification
  • International business workshop
  • A choice of elective modules that allow you to tailor the programme to your needs.
  • Professional development modules that will allow you to position yourself for a successful career in risk managment and insurance.
  • Recognition of prior learning by CII 


Autumn Semester
Spring Semester
Corporate Responsibility Financial Regulation International Business Trip
Global Finance and Capital
Insuring Risk in Nature
and Industry
Insuring Life and Health Risks Underwriting Risk  
Risk and Derivative Markets    
Professional Development 1 Professional Development 2  
Research Methods 1 Research Methods 2  
  Electives (Choose 1 of 3)  
  International Economic Issues
Leadership, Influence and Change
Project Management
  Electives (Choose 1 of 4)  
  Credit Risk and Derivative Products
Financial Engineering
Principles of International Tax

Risk Analytics & Big Data 


Normally applicants will possess a minimum 2:2 honours primary degree in a relevant discipline (for example, business, finance, economics, social science and mathematics). However, students from cognate backgrounds are also encouraged to apply. 

In the case of international students, the overseas equivalent as determined by the Course Team in consultation with UL Graduate School Admissions will be acceptable. 

Where candidates are non-native English language speakers, the candidate should meet the University’s English language requirements.  In exceptional circumstances an applicant who cannot satisfy the undergraduate requirement may be accepted on the basis of relevant professional experience.


The MSc in Risk Management and Insurance is a unique programme, offering a cohesive blend of modules which examine the key momentum areas of insurance and risk management: financing life products, comprehending regulatory challenges, modelling extreme events both natural and man-made, developing financial risk forecasting models. This is underpinned by a strong suite of modules in finance to enable students to traverse the increasingly interconnected spheres of financial and insurance risks. It is a full-time 1 year programme with two taught semesters plus a dissertation which is to be completed in the summer semester.

A variety of pedagogical approaches, appropriate to both the discipline and to the level of the award, will be employed in the delivery of the programme including interactive lectures and tutorials, guided reading, small group team work, seminars and workshops, e-learning, ‘action learning’ through case studies. We expect to enhance the student experience through guest speakers from industry and related academic areas.

The programme incorporates professional development modules and a suite of electives to enable you to tailor the programme to match your specific career goals.

A distinctive and integral part of the programme is the international business trip.


Our future graduates could expect to gain employment in many types of businesses including international insurance, reinsurance and insurance broking firms, risk management departments of major corporations, investment and retail banks, regulatory authorities and many other fields.