Course Details

1 Year
Masters (MSc)
Level 9 Masters (MSc)
Faculty: Kemmy Business School
Course Type: Taught
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.


Name: Dr Orla McCullagh
Email: Telephone: +353 61 234659
Name: Riah Hogan
Address: Programme Co-ordinator, Taught Postgraduate Programmes Email:

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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 Workshop
  • 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
  • A copy of your birth certificate (long document)
  • If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
  • If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
    • English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
    • English language competency certificate

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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.

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.