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Durham University

Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience

Risk Masters

IHRR works with the Geography Department to offer a cross-University, Masters level programme in Risk (MA and MSc). The primary aim of the Risk Masters programme is to equip students with a general understanding of risk; whilst simultaneously providing specific training in a range of elements of risk-related research. This is achieved through an interdisciplinary framework for understanding risk from a variety of perspectives.

These unique taught Masters programmes have been designed to provide critical training in core methodologies and to offer in-depth analysis in one element of contemporary risk. Delivered by world-leading experts the Masters Programmes in Risk are targeted at a wide range of potential students, including professionals seeking training for career advancement and those wishing to pursue research degrees.

Graduates from this programme are highly employable, and many past graduates are employed in a range of positions around the world in the rapidly expanding 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.

For more information on the course and how to apply please see the Risk Masters website.