Glasgow Caledonian University
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Risk Management (B.A. Hons)
**Academic Requirement at Undergraduate level for students with British Qualifications stay the same regardless of the Student's country of residence.
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About The University
Academic IELTS score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5
Minimimum Academic Requirement
English Proficiency Requirement
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*£1,000 scholarship is given on the 1st year.
and £1,000 for each subsequent year of the degree. Up to £4,000 over 4 years.
You can become a risk manager if you enjoy analysing and making impactful decisions using specialist skills. Study the identification, assessment and reduction of threats to an organisation's success along with core business skills at degree level.
Organisations are legally, financially and morally required to manage their risk-bearing activities. Risk is an inherent part of business, and risk managers are prized for their skills by organisations of all types and in all sectors.
Accredited by CII (Chartered Insurance Institute), this is the only programme of its kind in the UK and leading companies approach the university directly when seeking to employ risk graduates.
This programme provides a breadth of contemporary knowledge of risk in business and society, including financial risk, health and safety, regulation, business continuity management, insurance and business resilience in a global context. You will explore the risk management process including the identification of organisational risk, analysis of the likely effect of those risks, design and selection of control measures and the monitoring and evaluation of these measures. A holistic approach to understanding risk allows students to enter any industry sector on graduation.
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.
The approach to the learning, teaching and assessment of our students is tailored to the academic needs of our students while preparing them for the job market, as well as developing their ability to operate independently as lifelong learners.
The curriculum is designed to develop our students knowledge and understanding of risk management as an academic discipline, and to enable them to reflect logically and critically on risk theory and practice. In parallel with this, the curriculum is designed to promote employability. These skills are embedded throughout the programme and a wide range of methods are used to ensure the acquisition of professional, practical and personal development skills.
Risk in Society and Business; International Economic Issues and Challenges; Law in Business; Fundamentals of Financial Management; Enterprising Behaviours for the Business Professional; Fundamentals of Risk Management.
Risk Analysis & Control Techniques; Principles and Practice of Insurance and Risk Transfer; Project Management and Risk; Ethics & Responsible Leadership; Organisational Risk and Resilience; Option module.
Work placement plus Business Research Methods: Theory and Practice OR Entrepreneurship for Business, Society and the Professions; Business Continuity Management & Planning; Risk and Society; Managing Health,Safety and Hygiene;
Business Research Methods: Theory and Practice; Option module.
Honours Dissertation; Risk Strategy, Culture and Leadership; The Risk Governance of Emerging Risks; International Management of Risk; Option module.
This BA (Hons) Risk Management programme is accredited by the CII, the world's largest professional body for insurance, risk and financial services. The CII has over 115,000 members in more than 150 countries.
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a vibrant, innovative and multi-award winning University for the Common Good.
The university aims to contribute to society in a manner that embraces yet goes beyond the traditional role of a university. GCU’s For the Common Good commitment is brought to life and delivered by students and staff across academic schools and departments.
GCU’s student experience nurtures knowledge and creativity to address real-world global challenges, transforming the lives of our students and others.
Ranked in the world’s top 150 universities in the Times Higher Education’s 200 under 50 league (2017)
We have academic schools offering high-quality teaching, innovative facilities and specialist areas of study
We have world-leading and internationally excellent research
We are the largest provider of nursing and midwifery education; have experts in renewables, energy and construction; and we are a leading provider of management, business, law and social science education
We are raising attainment of talented individuals from all backgrounds through articulation and widening access initiatives such as College Connect and the Caledonian Club
Outstanding student experience
Our modern city-centre campus provides an excellent learning environment for more than 20,000 students and 1,600 staff from more than 100 countries. GCU’s friendly campus community offers:
The award-winning Saltire Centre with large academic library
Opportunities to study abroad or as part of a global exchange
95% of GCU graduates find work or further study within six months of graduation (HESA, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education, 2018).
£32million Glasgow campus redevelopment completed in 2016
Representation from the GCU Student Association
A 90% satisfaction rating in the International Student Barometer 2016 (ISB)
All the on-campus facilities you need including accommodation and health and fitness
GCU has received the Cycle Friendly Campus award from Cycling Scotland – the first of its kind in Scotland
GCU was the first university in Scotland to achieve EcoCampus Platinum certification for its environmental practices]
Ranked first in Scotland for work experience opportunities