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Risk, Disaster and Resilience MSc

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Full time | UCL (University College London) | 1 year | 25-SEP-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

25-SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Disaster Mitigation

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Risk and disaster reduction, particularly within the contexts of dealing with uncertainty and increasing resilience, are high on local, national and international agendas. Academic study can underpin much needed professionalisation and application of evidence and research-based theory to this area. This MSc programme aims to meet the growing need for experts trained to analyse and provide solutions to complex risk and disaster resilience issues. Students will learn about and explore the characterisation, quantification, management and reduction of risk, disasters, and their associated impacts, from a broad range of scientific, technical, socio-economic, political, environmental, ethical and cultural perspectives. Through this multidisciplinary approach, students gain expertise in analysing complex challenges, enabling them to become future leaders who drive policy change and innovation.

Careers

This programme provides excellent training towards careers in fields including research, public policy, business continuity, (re)insurance, catastrophe modelling, finance, risk management, international development, emergency services, consultancy, and humanitarian assistance. The IRDR runs a careers and opportunities fair for students, which is attended by insurance companies, catastrophe modelling firms, NGOs, academic institutions, policy and local government bodies, and head hunters in the field of risk and disaster reduction. Several students have found opportunities through contacts made and positions advertised during this event.

Employability

Whether you wish to start a new career in risk and disaster reduction or you already have experience in this sector, we are here to support you. With an MSc in Risk, Disaster and Resilience, you will have excellent academic credibility coupled with practical and analytical skills.

Optional qualifications

This degree is also available as a PG Diploma with fees set accordingly.

Modules

Emergency and Crisis Planning - Core
Data Analysis and Interpretation - Core
Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards and Vulnerability - Core
Emergency and Crisis Management - Core
Practice and Appraisal of Research - Core
Integrating Science into Risk and Disaster Reduction - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

12,900

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

24,000

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Relevant discipline is any science including social sciences, or any humanities subject.

University information

University College London (UCL) is one of the largest and most highly ranked higher education institutions in the world, conducting leading research across a wide range of subject areas. Throughout its long and prestigious history, it has inspired and educated countless minds and produced 30 Nobel prize recipients. With one campus located in the heart of Bloomsbury, and a second campus in vibrant east London the university is home to around...more