MSc in Insurance and Risk Management

General

Program Description

Shape the future of the Insurance industry with our unique MSc in Insurance and Risk Management.

Our innovative MSc Insurance and Risk Management programme will give students the knowledge and skills that insurance professionals of the future will need.

The insurance industry is constantly changing. With advances in technology, an evolving risk landscape and a growing need for new insurance solutions in emerging markets, future insurance graduates will be required to have different skill sets to be able to respond to these challenges.

How will we ensure driverless cars? Smart houses or drones? Cyber insurance? How can micro-insurance help to close the insurance gap in emerging markets? How can Takaful be used to develop a sustainable society and protect the national economy?

This course will provide you with the skills needed to adapt to a changing risk landscape as well as current social, economic and political issues, within the context of insurance and risk management.

You will gain in-depth knowledge and understanding in underwriting and claims management, the core functions of the insurance profession.

You will develop your technical and soft skills in identifying, forecasting and managing the risk to discover the importance and thought to provoke nature of the insurance industry.

Students will also gain knowledge and develop skills in quantitative modelling and actuarial pricing of insurance contracts as well as developing their leadership skills in managing insurance businesses. Our graduates will become managers in insurance businesses and leaders in their field of expertise.

Modules

  • Underwriting & Claims Management
  • Insurance Automation, Digitalisation & Cyber Security
  • International Insurance Markets, Accounting & Regulations
  • Insurance Solutions for Risk in Emerging Markets
  • Reinsurance, Risk Financing and Securitisation of Insurance Risk
  • Enterprise Risk Analysis & Modelling in Insurance
  • Contemporary Issues in Management & Leadership in Insurance
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Research Project

Entry Requirements

Candidates are required to have a UK Bachelors degree or equivalent in a relevant area, at grade 2.2 (Hons) or above. Other entry routes are available, such as recognition of prior learning.

This course is available in September or January as a full-time, part-time or distance learning degree.

English Language

Students whose first language is not English will be required to have an IELTS certificate at level 6.0 (with no element less than 5.5). Equivalent tests will be considered.

Last updated March 2019

About the School

GCU London is a professional postgraduate university campus of Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), located in an ultra-modern environment in the heart of London. Situated in Spitalfields, one of Lond ... Read More

GCU London is a professional postgraduate university campus of Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), located in an ultra-modern environment in the heart of London. Situated in Spitalfields, one of London’s most attractive locations, GCU London is in proximity to the capitals globally recognised financial and fashion industries. The campus offers a range of MBA and courses, high quality teaching and links with international businesses. GCU London provides students with an enriching and diverse learning experience underpinned by a vibrant international, intellectual and cultural life. We attract students from over 56 countries, from a range of backgrounds from all corners of the world. Read less