Profile and Career - MSc in Security Risk Management – University of Copenhagen

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Profile and Career

The MSc programme, in Security Risk Management is an innovative combination of research-based teaching and involvement of practice and practitioners. The programme thus provides students with a solid theoretical and empirical knowledge about security policy, risk analysis and organisations in a global and changeable world. Students will achieve the analytical tools to understand and analyse complex risk and security issues and developments, as well as the ability to plan and implement strategic processes in organisations and companies. The purpose of the programme is to train graduates, through critical reflection and professional insights, to identify opportunities for change in the complex and risky environments in which they operate and to put these reflections into action.

Upon graduation, graduates will have the skills and competences needed to translate their knowledge about political conditions into risk analyses and strategies in public organisations and private companies, who have to carry out large projects, analyse new market opportunities, deal with unforeseen events, estimate future investments in relation to a possible loss of legitimacy, reputation etc. In sum, as a graduate in Security Risk management you will have acquired the following skills and competences:

  • You will acquire theoretical and empirical knowledge about security policy, risk analysis and organisations in a changing world.
  • Graduates will acquire skills to analyse complex risk and security issues and developments as well as the ability to plan and implement strategic processes in organisations and private companies.
  • Graduates will acquire competences to translate knowledge about the political field of risk and security into risk analysis and strategies and to identify social, political and economic sustainable solutions and opportunities for public organisations and private companies

Graduates from the MSc in Security Risk Management will thus be attractive to a wide range of private businesses and governmental agencies who are continuously and increasingly engaged in strategic practices; this includes trying to integrate security and emergency management into their strategies.

Learn more about the competences and career opportunities that the MSc in Security Risk Management provides.

Read about the programme structure.