University of the West of England
Risk Management and Insurance MSc
University of the West of England

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

A stand-out course for students interested in risk in the global insurance industry, with extensive networking opportunities and progression towards the industry standard qualification (ACII).

With the UK insurance market worth over £200 billion, and more than 320,000 people working within it, there are huge opportunities for graduates looking to enter the industry, particularly those with specialist knowledge and skills.

The MSc Risk Management and Insurance has been developed with employers, industry experts and the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), to give you the tools to progress rapidly in this varied and fast-paced sector.

You'll explore how risk is managed in insurance, and how insurance companies need to work with businesses to mitigate risk and prepare for the unknown and unexpected in today's global marketplace.

What are the big risk challenges for businesses in the future? How are technological advances impacting our understanding of capacity to manage risk, and how are insurance companies embracing change to protect businesses in a complex global environment?

The course includes opportunities to visit companies and Lloyds of London to see the market in action, work on consultancy projects and attend networking events.

Why UWE Bristol? Drawing on our long-standing links with employers, the CII and wider industry, you'll learn from industry practitioners and apply your learning in authentic industry contexts.

You'll have regular access to the Bloomberg trading room on our Frenchay Campus, and work with our experienced team of academics and practitioners. The course content covers a significant amount of material in the industry standard qualification (ACII), giving you a head start on further professional training.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

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You will need an honours degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About University of the West of England

The University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE Bristol) is a government funded research university situated in Bristol, with Frenchay Campus serving as its main campus in the civil parish of Winterbourne. The campus is 4 miles north of Bristol city centre, which takes around 20 minutes to reach via bus.

Student composition of University of the West of England

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
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Where is this programme taught

Frenchay Campus
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