Managing Risk & System Change

Trinity College Dublin

Managing Risk & System Change

World-class international teams who have collaborated through industrial research have been mobilised to provide the highest-calibre, research-led teaching, supervision, and professional expertise.

Students will also become part of a global community of practice, a community of professional learners, across a range of safety critical sectors, where they will benefit not only from the academic and industrial experts delivering the course but also from the extended network of fellow students.

Is This Course For Me?
Current students are working in a diverse range of industries which include; Finance, Healthcare, IT, Defence Forces, Emergency Services, Aviation, Casino and Gambling, Law Enforcement, Process and Software Development and Pharmaceuticals. The course will be an excellent qualification to supplement the further education and career development of personnel who have responsibility for managing risk. It brings the next generation of safety, risk and change management to you, in your work, embedded in your everyday practice with a systemic, proactive and performance focus.

Subjects taught

Students take seven core modules: The Role of People & Processes in Organisations; Managing Performance and Risk; Leading Change; Strategic Human Resource Development; Stability & Change; Socio-Technical System Design; and Statistics & Action Research Methods.

Entry requirements

Admissions Requirements
Applicants will normally be required to hold an Honours degree (at 2.1 level at minimum) or equivalent and have at least three to four years of appropriate professional experience. In exceptional circumstances, the Course Director shall make appropriate recommendations to the Dean of Graduate Studies for candidates who do not fully meet the above criteria but make a reasonable case for admissions otherwise (typically based on their relevant work experience). An applicant may be asked to provide written samples in support of academic writing ability or be set a piece of academic writing to complete.

Applicants will also require:
- To be in (or have access) to an employment setting that facilitates the applied research aspect of the course.
- A recognised English language qualification in line with the Trinity's English language requirements, for those whose first language is not English.
- To take part in a short interview (in person or via phone / online call) as part of the assessment process.
- The names of two referees on their application form. In the first instance our preference is for one academic and one professional reference. We do however have discretion to accept either two academic or two professional references.

Application dates

Closing Date: 31st July 2024


2 years part-time (online)

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: September 2024

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Career Opportunities
The course advances graduates' career prospects both in terms of promotion eligibility and postgraduate training, with graduates pursuing careers in risk, change, operations, quality, safety, human resources, planning, and system design.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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