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  • Objectives
    The MA in Insurance Studies builds on the Business School’s long-standing reputation as leading centre for the study of insurance in the UK. The MA in Insurance Studies allows you to advance your conceptual understanding of insurance and provides trnasferable skills that are normally part of undergraduate degrees or professional insurance qualifications. The programme provides you with appropriate training in research methods and introduces current research on various risk topics. The supervised dissertation allows you to develop your own independent research using concepts and techniques from the theoretical and methodological modules.
  • Entry requirements
    This MA is for people seeking a management career in the global insurance sector.
  • Academic Title
    MA Insurance Studies
  • Course description
    Key facts

    -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

    Course Content
    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
    -Managerial Economics
    -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:

    Two from:

    -Capital Market Analysis
    -Corporate Governance
    -Corporate Risk
    -Corporate Strategy
    -Derivative Investment
    -Financial Econometrics
    -Fixed Interest Investment
    -Industrial Economics
    -Management Information Systems
    -Quantitative Risk
    -Social and Environmental Accountability
    -Taxation
    -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.

    Course Structure

    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.

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