Durham University is at the forefront of of research on risk and interdisciplinary scholarship. The Risk Masters programmes seek to meet some of these global challenges by training researchers of the future in order to help pioneer new ways for understanding and dealing with hazard and risk in society. As part of this we are offering two taught Masters programmes in risk.
Each route provides students with a unique focus in risk combined with training in core interdisciplinary research methods. Since risk cannot be confined to one sole academic discipline, the Risk Masters draw on quantitative as well as qualitative studies. Students will learn and utilise research methods that examine risk in unique, interdisciplinary ways. Within each route we will introduce you to cutting-edge debates on risk that are being shaped by the very staff who will be teaching you.
Graduates from these programmes are highly employable and are making the most of growing and exciting opportunites to work in the risk industry. Graduates have been successful at gaining jobs in: risk-related consultancy and private sector; catastrophe modelling within the insurance industry; government policy and the public service; and some have secured funding to pursue higher research degrees.
These degrees are currently provided on a full-time basis (12 months) commencing in October.
- Video Transcript (last modified: 27 April 2011)