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University of Portsmouth: Risk and Safety Leadership (Degree Apprenticeship)

Institution University of Portsmouth View institution profile
Department Faculty of Business and Law
Telephone 023 9284 5566
Study type Taught


Overview 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.

What you'll experience On this course, you'll:

  • Gain a broad understanding of risk management, including current tools and techniquesGet an understanding of safety management

  • Learn from staff with industry experience and guest speakers

  • Develop the ability to contribute to managing risk and business effectiveness

  • Use our business simulation suite, giving you the opportunity to manage crisis scenarios in real time in a safe environment

  • Have access to the University's student support services and community including the Library, study support, sports and recreation facilities, and the Students’ Union

  • Build a network of professional peers during your time at university, sharing your ideas and knowledge

  • Get practical work experience in your job, giving you an advantage over students who do a traditional degree

  • Get a personal tutor from the University and a workplace mentor

You'll typically go to university in 3-day blocks (Tuesday to Thursday) 6 times a year, to attend lectures, seminars, workshops and field trips. On the weeks you don't go to university, you'll still spend 20% of your time studying or training away from your normal working environment.

Careers and opportunities What jobs can you do with a Risk and Safety Leadership (Degree Apprenticeship) degree? You'll be able to progress your career further using the knowledge and skill that you gain on this course, including going on to work in many risk and management related roles, such as:

  • independent risk consultants

  • risk officers

  • healthcare risk managers

  • crisis team managers for petrochemical companies

  • risk managers within the military

  • auditors

  • chief finance officers

  • senior managers

  • senior project managers

  • security managers

  • risk and safety management consultants

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.


University of Portsmouth


‘I already feel so much more confident applying for jobs.’

Anna, Master’s student at the University of Portsmouth

 Why Portsmouth?
A stronger sense of direction. Opportunities to specialise and further your prospects. A big step towards achieving your ambitions. Portsmouth is a university where you can connect with great people and businesses, and unlock career possibilities.

Taught qualification or independent research? On-campus teaching or online part-time study? At Portsmouth, you can choose from a wide range of subjects and modes of study.

  •    5***** rated for excellence in the QS World University rankings 2022
  • 86% satisfaction with course …
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