Risk Management & Insurance

This programme offers a unique blend of insurance, risk management and financial services content. The programme is 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.

Entry requirements

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.

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

•Cambridge Assessment English - Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B

•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

Subjects taught

Autumn Semester
• Corporate Responsibility
• Global Finance & Capital Markets
• Insuring Life and Health Risks
• Risk and Derivative Markets
• Professional Development 1
• Research Methods 1

Spring Semester
• Financial Regulation
• Insuring Risk in Nature and Industry
• Underwriting Risk
• Professional Development 2
• Research Methods 2

Electives (Choose 1 of 3)
• International Economic Issues
• Leadership, Influence and Change
• Project Management

Electives (Choose 1 of 3)
• Credit Risk & Derivative Products
• Risk Analytics & Big Data
• Principles of International Tax

Summer Semester
•International Business Trip
•Dissertation

Duration

1 year Full Time

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

Post Course Info

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.

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  • Qualification letters

    M.Sc.

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Daytime

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