Risk management

The risk management field embraces concepts, theories, principles, approaches, frameworks, methods and models for understanding, assessing, characterising, communicating, and managing risk. Risk management is widely applied in the business/private sector, for example in the petroleum and process industries, in banking/finance, and in the ICT sector; as well as in the public sector, for example in city and regional planning, in critical infrastructure planning and operations, and in the health services sector. The study programme gives a broad, general and to large extent application-independent competence in risk assessment and risk management. As risk management is being implemented in an increasing number of industries and sectors, candidates with a strong general basis are needed to ensure proper implementation.
Application deadline

Non-EU applicants: February 5

EU applicants and Nordic applicants with a Bachelor's degree from outside Nordic countries: March 1

Applicants with a Bachelor's degree from Nordic countries: April 15

Formal prerequisites

The requirement for admission is a bachelor's degree in any engineering discipline with at least 30 ECTS of mathematics and statistics, including at least 5 ECTS of statistics.

Applicants must demonstrate competitive academic standards. The faculty has set a minimum average grade limit of C For international students, normally, the level of grades of those that are shortlisted is equivalent to a Second Class Upper Division or better. Applicants with a grade level equivalent to Second Class Lower Division or lower will not be considered for admission.

Proficiency in English on an advanced level is required and must be documented. For more information, please visit the programme's website.

Tuition No tuition fee
Degree level Master, 2 years
City Stavanger
Credits 120.0