MSc in Risk and Safety Management

MSc in Risk and Safety Management

Our flagship product is an MSc in Risk and Safety Management, validated by Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)

The MSc programme has been developed by practitioners for practitioners, and is available via face-to-face, distance learning and blended learning. It is intended for anyone working in process safety, technical safety, safety engineering or nuclear safety within major hazard industries, such as oil and gas, petrochemical, chemical, nuclear, transportation and mining.

Our MSc in Risk and Safety Management (IChemE Process Safety Pathway) is approved by IChemE as meeting the knowledge and understanding requirements for IChemE's Professional Process Safety Engineer qualification.

This means that students achieving an MSc with Risktec will be able to apply for registration as a Professional Process Safety Engineer with just a small amount of additional evidence of their professional competence.  The registration is recognised and positioned at the same professional level as Chartered Engineer and Professional Engineer.

At the end of the programme you will be able to:

  • Justify the use of risk assessment through illustration of its objectives and drivers
  • Analyse and evaluate a broad range of practical risk management tools and techniques and demonstrate expertise in selected techniques
  • Devise practical solutions for real-life risk management problems
  • Develop a questioning and critical attitude to management of risks
  • Display mastery of clear and effective communication of risk
  • Practise self-learning and demonstrate a commitment to the risk management profession


Progressing through the MSc programme is flexible

Enrol directly onto one of three programmes (durations shown are for standard content, part-time):

MSc Postgraduate Diploma Certificate


Prior Learning Accreditation (PLA) credits are offered for modules on programmes where students are able to demonstrate they have already achieved the module's learning outcomes, either through formal qualifications or work experience.


The standard modules resulting in a PgCert award are shown below

DL progression

The standard modules resulting in a PgDip award are as those for the PgCert plus those shown below


Dl progression PgDip


DL progression MSc


A fully customisable solution for corporate clients

Corporate clients can choose our standard MSc programme which comprises the most popular modules.  Alternatively, the MSc programme can be designed by selecting from our full suite of University-validated modules.  This can be delivered face-to-face (F2F), online or a mixture of both (blended learning).

Where your requirements are relatively straightforward, an initial meeting with Risktec is usually sufficient to enable us to submit a priced proposal.  Where your requirements are more extensive, Risktec can undertake a Programme Design Study to propose a programme that integrates with your organisation's existing training and development processes and takes account of your specific needs.


Sign-up and further information

Register your interest in our next distance learning MSc programme in risk and safety management.

If you would like to discuss your training and education requirements, please email or telephone +44 1925 611200.

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