Description

If you’re looking to further your learning and get a postgraduate degree while continuing to work in your current job, this MSc Risk and Safety Leadership degree apprenticeship is a great option.

Risk management expertise is in greater demand than ever, and not just for managers in the risk and safety management sector – today, risk management is a mainstream discipline that’s highly sought across the public, private, academic and governmental sectors.

On this 3-year degree apprenticeship, which we’ve developed in partnership with employers and professional organisations, you’ll spend 18 days a year studying for your degree and the rest of your time at work. The Government or your employer pay your tuition fees – so it doesn’t cost you anything.

You’ll enhance your risk management skills through analysing complex problems, exploring the uncertainties involved, evaluating possible solutions and planning risk management implementation. You’ll get to put the skills you learn to work instantly in your job, contributing to the success of your company.

When you finish this course you’ll have a postgraduate qualification in Risk and Safety Leadership, with 3 more years of on-the-job experience.

Study Details:

MSc 3 years part-time

Module Details:

Core modules

  • Strategic Risk and Risk Behaviour
  • Risk and Safety in High Reliability Organisations
  • Crisis Management and Governance
  • Project Research and Research Methods
  • Applied Learning Portfolio

Fees

(2020 start) Total tuition fees are £19,000 paid over 2 years, and the payment of the course fee is shared between the Government and some employers, so there's no cost to you as the degree apprentice. Your employer will also need to pay the End Point Assessment (EPA) fee. The cost of the EPA varies, and is in addition to the tuition fees.

Entry Requirements

Qualifications or experience

  • Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their apprentices, liaising with the Faculty of Business and Law. Most applicants will be expected to hold an honours degree, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.
  • All applicants to the Degree Apprenticeship courses must have an acceptable Level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics. Acceptable qualifications include GCSE with grade C/4 or above and Functional Skills with Pass – please note that we are not able to accept all kinds of Level 2 qualifications, so if you an unsure whether you have a suitable qualification please get in touch. If you do not have an acceptable qualification you may be required to take an additional assessment during the application process.

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

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