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Risk and Safety Management, MSc in Technology

Master (2 years) of Science in Technology (Risk and Safety Management), 120 ECTS
Economics, commerce, management and accounting Engineering

Institution Aalborg University (AAU)
Campus Esbjerg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7455 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


With a Master’s degree in Risk and Safety Management you will be able to help both public and private companies to create an overview of their safety and risks and to help them reach their goals within these fields.

Through the Master’s programme you will gain knowledge about basic probability theory and collection of data within risk analysis and the social conditions that are relevant to risk control. Furthermore, you will be presented with the theoretical methods and strategies that are used in risk perception and -communication.

During your education you will learn how to apply risk analysis and simulations to identify the crisis situations and risks that can occur when a project is carried out in a company. You will learn to work out plans to handle projects and to gain insight into implementation methods and ways to carry out routine tests and reporting.

Career Opportunities  

With a Master’s degree in Risk and Safety Management your future career might be in the oil- and gas industry, the civil engineering sector, the transport sector, or the public sector. You can work as for instance:
  • a risk analyst,
  • an environmental coordinator,
  • an engineer or
  • a project manager
You will be able to identify the risks connected to a company’s operations, to analyse risks, and to make suggestions for reducing or avoiding risk in accordance with both the legislation and relevant standards within the area.
In connection with operations, you will be able to set up possible crisis scenarios and work out plans for coping with such situations.
Moreover, you will be able to work with preparation and implementation of procedures for managing safety and health in risky operations.

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Admission to the Master of Science and Technology in Risk and Safety Manhttp://https// agement presupposes one of the following Bachelor´s degrees:
  • BSc degree in Chemistry
  • BSc in Structural and Civil Engineering
  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering
  • BSc in Public Health Science
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics
  • Bachelor of Architechtural Technology and Cosntruction Management
All applicants are evaluated individually. Students with another Bachelor’s degree may be admitted following an academic assessment if the applicant is considered to have comparable educational prerequistes. 

In addition, documentation will be required to verify that your proficiency in English is at an acceptable level. 
Read more about the language requirements of Aalborg University

Apply directly at Aalborg University with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aalborg University 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.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland.

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.  

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

Autumn | Non-EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn | EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01



Aalborg University Esbjerg is a section of Aalborg University located in the city of Esbjerg, Denmark. Aalborg University Esbjerg is a research department with a range of research activities and study programmes.

With approximately 500 students and 100 employees, the campus is relatively small. This results in a relaxed atmosphere and an increased interaction between students as well as between researchers.

Graduates from Aalborg University are highly rated in industry as being the most skilled in project management and skilled in central competences.

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