Risk Management (Joint Honours) BA/BSc (Hons)

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3 Years
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Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 14/11/2019

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Our Risk Management Joint Honours course equips you with the knowledge and skills to evaluate theories and learn tools and techniques to manage risk scenarios across a range of sectors, professional contexts and operational functions. You will be able to plan and control uncertainty, risk and crisis in internal, external and digital businesses.

The course explores risk management tools, profiles and techniques and applies them to real-world sectors. You will consider uncertainty, risk, resilience, system thinking, risk assessment and auditing, risk treatment and information management in a local and global context. You will demonstrate the risk management for project planning, response and control. Aspects of cyber security, business continuity and crisis and operational risks will be explored in various business culture and contexts.

You will have the opportunity to select your preferred modules in Stages Two and Three to tailor the course to your interests.

Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

 

Course

Highlights

  • Flexible module choices to tailor your degree to your needs.
  • Optional placement year.
  • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.*

Additional

Information

Optional Work Placement Year

You are encouraged to undertake a year-long placement in between Stages Two and Three of study. If you meet the entry criteria, and choose to take up a placement year you will find it an invaluable experience that helps you to apply your learning in your final year and prepares you for your career. We offer a lot of support in helping you to find a placement, which can be in the UK or overseas.

Course Details

In the Joint Honours programme you can select two subjects as joint for year one. You may then continue with equal emphasis on two subjects as a joint degree in years two and three, or switch to a major/minor split. The degree title is derived from the two subjects.

The identification and management of risk is important across a range of sectors and professional contexts. Whilst the limited number of competing offerings seek to recognize this by focusing on a specific context (e.g. financial risk, security), offering risk management as a joint honours subject enables combinations with a range of subjects that reflects its cross-disciplinary relevance. Logical combinations are with accounting, management, business, events management, law, sport studies, international development, international politics and economics.

Risk management anticipates and evaluates the possible consequences of strategic actions within an organisation through core risk management themes of risk identification, reduction, mitigation and response. Modules will explore; risk identification and evaluation; risk reduction, mitigation and response; cyber and IT risks; and business continuity planning.

You will develop knowledge and skills in identifying and assessing risk factors, and in implementing strategic plans to prevent and minimise losses. Your skills will focus on protecting organisations, assets and incomes.

Methods of Learning:

If you are studying this course you can expect taught study to be a combination of seminars/workshops/accessing online materials usually for 12 hours per week. We recommend that you spend 24 hours per week in self-directed study time.

Assessments:

Assessment methods vary per module. The modules involve a variety of assessment such as seminar /group and individual presentations/project work/exams/written assignment/portfolio.

Careers

Risk management is a key business discipline supporting the requirements of corporate governance and adding significant value to any organisations performance. Graduates from this programme will be well-equipped to move into a number of job roles both directly and indirectly related to risk management, although the most obvious opportunities are in the finance and business sectors. Specific job roles of relevance include: Risk Analyst, Risk Manager, Information Systems Analyst, Cyber Intelligence, Business Intelligence, Operation Manager, Supply Chain Manager and Project Manager.

 

 

The Northampton Employment Promise.

*We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC.
For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

Course Content

  • Introduction to Risk Enterprise (20 Credits)
    Module code: TBC
    Core Module Y
  • Management of Risk and Uncertainty (20 Credits)
    Module code: TBC
    Core Module Y
  • Managing Information in the Digital & Global Environment (20 Credits)
    Module code: TBC
    Core Module Y

Facilities &

Special Features

If you choose to study a Joint Honours degree at the University of Northampton you can select a programme that suits your interests and strengths. This option opens up a host of possibilities to you, offering a wide range of opportunities for careers and further study at your fingertips. In the Joint Honours programme, you will select two subjects as joint for stage one. You may continue with equal emphasis on two subjects as a joint degree in stages two and three, or switch to a major or minor split. The degree title is derived from the two subjects.

With a Joint Honours degree you can ensure that your programme has:

  • Breadth: you are not focused on a single specialism, but are able to study across two disciplines
  • Flexibility: you can adjust the balance of your programme depending on the interests and skills you develop during your time with us
  • Embedded skills: you will have all the graduate level skills that employers are looking for
  • Student support: your own personal tutor will work with you as you learn and progress.

Click here for further information on Joints Honours.

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Fees & Funding

2020/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,500

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…


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Updated 14/11/2019

  • *Subject to validation.

    Our Risk Management Joint Honours course equips you with the knowledge and skills to evaluate theories and learn tools and techniques to manage risk scenarios across a range of sectors, professional contexts and operational functions. You will be able to plan and control uncertainty, risk and crisis in internal, external and digital businesses.

    The course explores risk management tools, profiles and techniques and applies them to real-world sectors. You will consider uncertainty, risk, resilience, system thinking, risk assessment and auditing, risk treatment and information management in a local and global context. You will demonstrate the risk management for project planning, response and control. Aspects of cyber security, business continuity and crisis and operational risks will be explored in various business culture and contexts.

    You will have the opportunity to select your preferred modules in Stages Two and Three to tailor the course to your interests.

    Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

     

    Course

    Highlights

    • Flexible module choices to tailor your degree to your needs.
    • Optional placement year.
    • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.*

  • In the Joint Honours programme you can select two subjects as joint for year one. You may then continue with equal emphasis on two subjects as a joint degree in years two and three, or switch to a major/minor split. The degree title is derived from the two subjects.

    The identification and management of risk is important across a range of sectors and professional contexts. Whilst the limited number of competing offerings seek to recognize this by focusing on a specific context (e.g. financial risk, security), offering risk management as a joint honours subject enables combinations with a range of subjects that reflects its cross-disciplinary relevance. Logical combinations are with accounting, management, business, events management, law, sport studies, international development, international politics and economics.

    Risk management anticipates and evaluates the possible consequences of strategic actions within an organisation through core risk management themes of risk identification, reduction, mitigation and response. Modules will explore; risk identification and evaluation; risk reduction, mitigation and response; cyber and IT risks; and business continuity planning.

    You will develop knowledge and skills in identifying and assessing risk factors, and in implementing strategic plans to prevent and minimise losses. Your skills will focus on protecting organisations, assets and incomes.

    Methods of Learning:

    If you are studying this course you can expect taught study to be a combination of seminars/workshops/accessing online materials usually for 12 hours per week. We recommend that you spend 24 hours per week in self-directed study time.

    Assessments:

    Assessment methods vary per module. The modules involve a variety of assessment such as seminar /group and individual presentations/project work/exams/written assignment/portfolio.

    Careers

    Risk management is a key business discipline supporting the requirements of corporate governance and adding significant value to any organisations performance. Graduates from this programme will be well-equipped to move into a number of job roles both directly and indirectly related to risk management, although the most obvious opportunities are in the finance and business sectors. Specific job roles of relevance include: Risk Analyst, Risk Manager, Information Systems Analyst, Cyber Intelligence, Business Intelligence, Operation Manager, Supply Chain Manager and Project Manager.

     

     

    Additional

    Information

    Optional Work Placement Year

    You are encouraged to undertake a year-long placement in between Stages Two and Three of study. If you meet the entry criteria, and choose to take up a placement year you will find it an invaluable experience that helps you to apply your learning in your final year and prepares you for your career. We offer a lot of support in helping you to find a placement, which can be in the UK or overseas.

    • *We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

      We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

      We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC.
    For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Introduction to Risk Enterprise (20 Credits)
      Module code: TBC
      Core Module Y
    • Management of Risk and Uncertainty (20 Credits)
      Module code: TBC
      Core Module Y
    • Managing Information in the Digital & Global Environment (20 Credits)
      Module code: TBC
      Core Module Y

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    If you choose to study a Joint Honours degree at the University of Northampton you can select a programme that suits your interests and strengths. This option opens up a host of possibilities to you, offering a wide range of opportunities for careers and further study at your fingertips. In the Joint Honours programme, you will select two subjects as joint for stage one. You may continue with equal emphasis on two subjects as a joint degree in stages two and three, or switch to a major or minor split. The degree title is derived from the two subjects.

    With a Joint Honours degree you can ensure that your programme has:

    • Breadth: you are not focused on a single specialism, but are able to study across two disciplines
    • Flexibility: you can adjust the balance of your programme depending on the interests and skills you develop during your time with us
    • Embedded skills: you will have all the graduate level skills that employers are looking for
    • Student support: your own personal tutor will work with you as you learn and progress.

    Click here for further information on Joints Honours.

    • Further your Study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

  • 2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,500

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour