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Risk Management and Insurance MSc

Course Details

Available: Full- Time

Duration: 1 Year

Award: Masters (MSc)

Qualification: Level 9 Masters (MSc)

Faculty: Kemmy Business School

Course Type: Taught

Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.


Robert Ford
Course Directo
Kathy Ryan
Programme Co-ordinator, Taught Postgraduate Programmes
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Brief Description

This programme offers a unique blend of insurance, risk management and financial services content. Designed to provide the technical capacity, objective reasoning and contextual overview for roles within the risk management & insurance industry.  Includes Trading Floor Certification and an international business workshop.

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.

The MSc in Risk Management and Insurance has been designed to:

  • Develop students with the technical capacity, objective reasoning and contextual overview for roles within the growth areas of risk management and insurance.
  • Enable students' comprehension of the prominent risk exposure models used and their regulatory context.
  • Facilitate the development of specialised technical and analytical skills with a strong appreciation of underpinning assumptions.
  • Promote the development of self-managed learning skills including time management, prioritisation, critical thinking and reflection.
 Autumn Semester  Spring Semester  Summer
  • SG6002 Corporate Responsibility
  • FI6101 Global Finance & Capital Markets
  • IN6021 Insuring Life and Health Risks
  • IN6011 Risk and Derivative Markets
  • S06001 Professional Development 1
  • FI6111 Research Methods 1
  • IN6012 Financial Regulation
  • IN6022 Insuring Risk in Nature and Industry
  • IN6042 Underwriting Risk  
  • CO6002 Professional Development 2
  • FI6112 Research Methods 2

Electives (Choose 1 of 3)

  • EC6052 International Economic Issues
  • PM6072 Leadership, Influence and Change
  • MN6041 Project Management in Practice 

Electives (Choose 1 of 3)

  • EC6112 Econometrics
  • IN6052  Risk Analytics & Big Data
  • TX6022 Principles of International Tax 
  • FI6123 International Business Trip
  • Dissertation


Content of modules can be found by using the search option on the book of modules.

Normally applicants will possess a minimum 2:2 honours primary degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) 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.


  • Qualification transcripts and certificates
  • English language qualification if English is not your first language
  • Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English.
  • A copy of your birth certificate (long document)


To ensure a speedy assessment of your application, please upload the above documents with your application form. 
Please title appropriately any documents you are uploading with the application form, for example "Supporting Statement", "Undergraduate Transcript", "Postgraduate Transcript", "English Language Certificate" etc.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

  • Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
  • Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above
  • TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)
  • IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.
  • English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1
  • GCE ‘O’ level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above
  • University of Cambridge ESOL –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade A
  • GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.

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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, climate change planning and many other fields.