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Risk Management


This module presents a study of risk, risk management and the methods of risk assessment.

The syllabus covers:

  • Introduction to risk, uncertainty and risk management
  • Risk attitudes and appetites of individuals, groups ,organisations and society
  • Definitions and frameworks for strategic risk management; government and legislative influences
  • Qualitative risk assessment methods
  • Quantitative risk analysis
  • Modelling tools and techniques to assist in decision making under uncertainty
  • Limitations of risk management
  • Risk management in the workplace: enterprise, health & safety, finance and projects

This module will develop a number of graduate attributes.  The module will equip the students with an understanding of the origins and purposes of risk management.  Case studies are used to demonstrate work-based practice.  This will help students develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

At the end of this module the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principal concepts and theories of risk and uncertainty
  • Critically evaluate the influences of individuals, systems and organisations upon managing risk
  • Apply specialised methods and techniques for modelling and managing risk


This is an SCQF Level 11 module, and upon successful completion, participants will be awarded 10 credits.



This module will last for 6 weeks, planned for Wednesdays 10am to 1pm.  A full timetable will be published in advance of course commencement.


Course presenter

This module will be delivered by Dr Evi Viza.



This course may be available on a fully funded basis to some delegates.  Further details, including regarding eligibility, are available under Funding Support.

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NOTE: This is a university module and upon approval of your application, you will be invited to register and then supported to complete enrolment. To enrol on the university system, the first step involves security set-up using the Microsoft Authenticator app; you will need to ensure that you have a compatible smartphone.

Further information is available at the Student Information Portal.

To access this module via the CPD route, individuals should be ordinarily resident in Scotland.  If you do not meet this criteria, please enquire here.


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