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BA (Hons) Risk Management


Despite challenging global economic conditions risk management is an area of growth across all types of organisations. There is an increased demand for qualified risk professionals due to the increasingly global nature of business coinciding with increased regulatory pressures and compliance.

GCU is the only University in the UK to offer this type of undergraduate degree therefore creating an opportunity to be a graduate in demand. During your studies you will explore the applied risk management process from an organisational perspective covering areas such as the identification and management of strategic risks, managing ethics, compliance and conduct risks, business continuity management and project risk management.

The degree has excellent industry links with a key focus on the vocational aspects of risk management and is accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and the Institute of Risk Management (IRM).

Quick Facts

Duration: 4 years (full-time)
Starting Date: September
Tuition Fee: £11,500 / year (intl. students)
Location: Glasgow, UK

The programme places a strong emphasis on employability, transferable skills and engagement with industry to give ‘real world’ context, including regular talks from industry related guest speakers and corporate sponsors.

Career Opportunities

Leading companies come directly to GCU to recruit graduates from this programme. Graduates have gone on to work with Camelot, Network Rail, PricewaterhouseCoopers, GlaxoSmithKline, Scottish Power, Aviva, Lloyds of London, Balfour Beatty, Tesco Financial Services, local authorities and government organisations, Morgan Stanley, Marsh Inc, AON and the NHS.

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l wanted a degree with a good record for employability, but also diverse enough to leave my career options flexible at the end of university.

Kathleen Kilmurray,

Operations Assistant, Starr Companies BA (Hons) Risk Management graduate

Course Contents

  • Fundamentals in Financial Management

  • Introduction to Economics and Data Analysis

  • Managing Risk in Society and Business

  • Law in Business

  • Employability

  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship I

  • The Business of Social Science

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