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Risk Management & Insurance

Overview

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 continue

Risk Management and Insurance MSc

* 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.

Entry requirements

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.

WHAT TO INCLUDE WITH YOUR APPLICATION:
•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)

GUIDELINES ON COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION

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.

Duration

1 year

Careers or further progression

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.

Further enquiries

Academic queries to:
Course Director: Dr Orla McCullagh
Dept of Accounting & Finance
Tel: +353-61-234659
Email: orla.mccullagh@ul.ie
Web: www.ul.ie/business

Course Administrator: Kathy Ryan
Email: kathy.ryan@ul.ie
Tel: +353-61-234389

Subjects taught

Autumn Semester
•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

Spring Semester
•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
•MN6062 Project Management

Electives (Choose 1 of 3)
•FI6032 Credit Risk & Derivative Products
•FI6022 Financial Engineering
•TX6022 Principles of International Tax

Summer Semester
•FI6123 International Business Trip
•Dissertation

Comment

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.

Application date

Application Deadlines

Taught Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basies but specific programmes have individual closing dates which can be found on our on-line prospectus

Research Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for research programmes. The applications for Research programmes are review each month by the Postgraduate Research Committee.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 10/Sep/2018

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