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Security Risk Management

Master (2 years) of Security Risk Management, 120 ECTS
Interdisciplinary Studies Law, public administration, public order and safety

Institution University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Campus City Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The MSc in Security Risk Management provides students with a solid theoretical and empirical knowledge about security policy, risk analysis and organisations in a global and changeable world. This includes an introduction to Security and Strategy Studies, Political Risk Analysis, Organisational Studies and Risk Communication.

The purpose of the programme is to train graduates to identify opportunities for change in the complex and risky environments in which they operate and to put these reflections into action.

The programme offers an innovative combination of research-based and active teaching, in close interaction with practitioners and real-life work situations. An important element of the programme is thus a continuous engagement with people from outside academia who are already working on these issues.

Read more about the structure of the programme 

Career Opportunities

Upon completing the programme, graduates will be able to work in both private and public organisations in jobs focusing on development, evaluation and management of projects regarding organisational and political change. Potential jobs for graduates of the MSc in Security Risk Management thus include e.g. (this is based on the Danish job market but may be extended to other countries as well):

Private sector:
  • Market and risk analyst in private companies
  • CSR consultant
  • Executive secretary
  • Security manager
  • Public affairs manager or manager of government relations
  • Stakeholder management consultant
  • Global public affairs manager
  • Advisor in an insurance company (both regular insurance and re-insurance)
  • Advisor in an investment company
  • Risk analyst in consultancies that provide political risk analyses, intelligence and monitoring of political risks
  • Intelligence advisor
  • Crisis management employee (in both private companies and public institutions)
  • Strategic consultant (in both private companies and public institutions)
  • Consultant in industrial or trade organisations
Public sector:
  • Civil advisor in the Danish Defence (at home or abroad and regarding both military and humanitarian peacekeeping missions)
  • Political officer in relation to UN missions
  • Risk analyst in relation to major public investments and projects
  • Event risk manager
  • Emergency planning (in both private companies and public institutions)
  • Development and analysis worker in the Danish Defence Intelligence Service or the Danish Security and Intelligence Service
  • Analysis and project worker in the police or the Danish Emergency Management Agency
  • Project manager in the Danish Emergency Management Agency
  • Employee in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (within the areas of security, service for citizens, development and export)
  • Analysis worker in the Ministry of Defence, the Health and Medicine Authorities or the Ministry of the Environment


To be admitted to this programme, you must have a bachelor degree in Social Sciences, including Business Studies. See minimum requirements.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. Read about the language requirements of University of Copenhagen.

Apply directly at University of Copenhagen with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact University of Copenhagen directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Spring 2015 - Non-EU/EEA Citizens

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

Spring 2015 - EU/EEA/Swiss Citizens

Application date
Apr 01
Start date
Sep 01

City Campus


Studying at City Campus means being downtown Copenhagen. Everything the city has to offer is right outside the door. Nevertheless, it is easy to escape city noise in order to study or relax in one of the many beautiful, surrounding parks.The campus area accommodates the Faculty of Social Sciences and a part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

Centre for Health and Society is located between the city lakes and the transport hub Nørreport. This is a place brimming with history as the buildings are the former district general hospital with high ceilings and a stylish architectural look. Teaching facilities are modern, and in 2013, the University opened a new building with three auditoriums.

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