-The MA in Insurance Studies is one of the flagship programmes of the School's Centre for Risk and Insurance Studies (CRIS).
-The Business School is a leading UK centre for management education, and is ranked seventh in the UK in the 2007 Times Good University Guide.
-We regularly review and update our MA programmes to ensure that their content is relevant to the changing global business environment
You will study the following core modules in order to develop your knowledge and skills relating to Insurance Studies:
-Corporate Financial Strategy
-Legal and Social Issues in Insurance
-Research Methods (with Part IIA)
-Theory of Risk and Insurance
-In addition, you will be able to choose from a broad range of elective modules:
-Capital Market Analysis
-Fixed Interest Investment
-Management Information Systems
-Social and Environmental Accountability
-Venture Capital and Corporate Restructuring
Please note that all module details are subject to change.
Over the summer period towards the end of the course, you will undertake a 60-credit supervised 20,000-word dissertation on a subject of your choice relating to Insurance Studies.
The supervised dissertation allows you to develop your own independent research using concepts and techniques from the theoretical and methodological modules.
The MA in Insurance Studies is taught on a full-time basis over one year.
During this time, you must accumulate 180 credits to qualify for the award of MA. 120 credits come from modules taught and examined during two 15-week semesters.
Each taught module typically consists of ten 2 or 3 hour sessions. Assessment is a combination of individual essay or group project and written examination.
The remaining 60 credits of this course are allocated to an independent dissertation, which is completed over the summer period for submission in September.