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Postgraduate Studies in Risk

Postgraduate opportunities

As you would expect from an active academic research team, our members are involved in teaching and supervision of a number of postgraduate programmes. Research students based at DARM benefit from extensive research experience and access to all Middlesex University has to offer.

Doctoral studies

We are very proud of our current and past students who are a vital and dynamic part of the centre. Their research covers a wide range of specialisms and creates a vibrant forum for knowledge and education.

The PhD route offers a traditional opportunity to research a topic and to view this through the lens of theory. It suits candidates who enjoy sustaining their own progress. The DProf programme is designed for anyone involved in a professional discipline who wants a slightly more structured approach to doctoral-level study. The DProf programme is structured around modules and suits candidates who are interested in exploring 'professionalism' in their own context or place of work. Both routes include the design of a research study, the management of it, and its written presentation and they conclude in an oral examination, viva voce.

Project summaries and published works by our doctoral students can be found here.

PhD

PhDs are offered both part-time and full-time, which enables candidates to gain an in-depth grounding in appropriate research methods supported by a supervisory/advisory team.

Course details and entry requirements can be found here.  Please contact John Watt if you would like to discuss potential risk programmes before applying.

Professional Doctorate in Risk (DProf)

The Doctorate in Professional Studies in Risk has been developed, alongside a number of other specialist pathways, to reflect the complex developmental work of senior professionals in disciplines that are aligned to the Faculty of Science and Technology and the School of Health and Education. The DProf is equivalent in value to the traditional PhD which means that at its successful completion you will achieve the title of Dr. Both this and the MProf are specifically relevant to experienced professionals and it is possible to gain credit based on past professional achievements towards the doctoral programme.

Course details and entry requirements can be found here.  Please contact John Watt if you would like to discuss potential risk programmes before applying.

Doctorate by Public Works

It is also possible to complete a shorter Doctorate by Public Works. This approach is suitable for senior individuals who have achieved a substantial amount of research and development at the appropriate level and which is available within the public domain.

The award is based upon submission of a critical commentary on the public works. The candidate is supported by an academic adviser and consultant in the same way as the conventional award.

Masters studies

Master of Professional Studies (MProf)

As with the DProf above, the MProf is available for advanced practitioners who wish to undertake research within their own professional context. Course details and entry requirements can be found here.  Please contact John Watt if you would like to discuss potential risk programmes before applying.

MSc Risk Management

DARM has been a pioneer of multi-disciplinary risk education at masters level and has run a successful taught programme for both full time students and industry professionals since 2004. The research output from this programme extensive range of topics that fall under the DARM umbrella and can be seen here. Many of these dissertations had high impact for the students involved and in their places of work. This has included Comic Relief, TfL and the BBC to name a few.  The programme is no longer available but we are excited to be updating the taught programme to a Masters by Research to align with the work of the centre and our aims for the future.

Our experienced staff are also actively involved in the teaching of various postgraduate courses – click on the link to find out more.

Risk MSc by Research

The Research Masters in Risk at Middlesex will allow students to work closely with one of our risk experts to develop and carry out an in-depth research project of their own choice. The interdisciplinary study enables you to become an expert in a specific area of risk and equip yourself with the skills and experience to advance a career in the  sector. If you would like to be kept up to date with these developments please contact John Watt.

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