Risk Management and Insurance MSc From University of Limerick

Program Overview

The MSc in Risk Management and Insurance offers you a unique blend of insurance, risk management and financial services content. These areas are becoming increasingly interconnected and the prominence of risk management as a specialised profession has continued to grow in a complex and volatile economic environment. Ireland is a key location for insurance and reinsurance services and is establishing itself as a location for research and development in the insurance of emerging industries and technologies.



  Course Duration

12 Months

  Tuition Fee



IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90


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 Autumn Semester    

  • SG6002 Corporate Responsibility
  • FI6101 Global Finance & Capital Markets
  • IN6021 Insuring Life and Health Risks
  • IN6011 Risk and Derivative Markets
  • S06001 Professional Development 1
  • FI6111 Research Methods 1

 Spring Semester    

  • IN6012 Financial Regulation
  • IN6022 Insuring Risk in Nature and Industry
  • IN6042 Underwriting Risk  
  • CO6002 Professional Development 2
  • FI6112 Research Methods 2

Electives (Choose 1 of 3)

  • EC6052 International Economic Issues
  • PM6072 Leadership, Influence and Change
  • MN6041 Project Management in Practice 

Electives (Choose 1 of 3)

  • EC6112 Econometrics
  • IN6052  Risk Analytics & Big Data
  • TX6022 Principles of International Tax 


  • FI6123 Trip to Workshop
  • Dissertation

Normally applicants will possess a minimum 2:2 honours primary degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) in a relevant discipline (For example, business, finance, economics, social science and mathematics).  However, students from cognate backgrounds are also encouraged to apply.  In the case of international students, the overseas equivalent as determined by the Course Team in consultation with UL Graduate School Admissions will be acceptable.  Where candidates are non-native English language speakers, the candidate should meet the University's English language requirements.  In exceptional circumstances an applicant who cannot satisfy the undergraduate requirement may be accepted on the basis of relevant professional experience.

Tuition Fees

These are based on ResidencyCitizenshipCourse requirements.

Review the three groups of criteria to determine your fee status as follows

  1. Residency
    • You must have been living in an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland for at least 3 of the 5 years before starting your course
  2. Citizenship
    • You must be a citizen of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland or have official refugee status
  3. Course Requirements (all must be met)
    • You must be a first time full-time undergraduate (Exceptions are provided for students who hold a Level 6 or Level 7 qualification and are progressing to a Level 8 course in the same general area of study).
    • You must be undertaking a full-time undergraduate course of at least 2 year’s duration
    • You cannot be undertaking a repeat year of study at the same level unless evidence of exceptional circumstances eg serious illness is provided (in which case this condition may be waived)

Our future graduates could expect to gain employment in many types of businesses including international insurance, reinsurance and insurance broking firms, risk management departments of major corporations, investment and retail banks, regulatory authorities, climate change planning and many other fields.


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