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Risk and Disaster Reduction MPhil/PhD

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Full time | UCL (University College London) | 3 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Disaster Mitigation Disaster Studies Earth Sciences

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Overview

Students learn how to conduct original, cross-disciplinary and international scientific research with significant, positive societal impact within an intellectually and globally diverse student body. There is a focus on disciplinary research methods - in the laboratory, or in the field, depending on the nature of the research - and employing theoretical, statistical, modelling and desk-based techniques. Students' skills in research, teaching, public engagement, communications, consultancy, and knowledge exchange are emphasised.

Careers

An IRDR PhD provides excellent networks and training for careers in research, research communication, public policy, (re)insurance, catastrophe modelling, risk management, international development, humanitarian assistance, engineering and many other fields. We run an annual IRDR Careers and Opportunities Fair for students and graduates to seek advice regarding employment, which is attended by a range of recruiters, from the financial sector to the public sector to disaster response NGOs.

Employability

IRDR PhD graduates have gained employment in a wide variety of positions in London and around the world both within and outside of academia. The institute’s extensive links and established credibility with the private sector, the non-profit sector, government, international organisations and academia provides graduates with a high-level network for winning positions, along with the skills and qualifications to apply for advertised posts and fellowships.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£5,525

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£24,980

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

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.

University information

Founded in 1826, University College London (UCL) is a highly prestigious institution, with one campus located in the heart of Bloomsbury, and a second campus in vibrant east London. The university has nurtured countless inspiring minds and 30 Nobel Prizes have been awarded to current or former staff and students. UCL is home to almost 24,000 postgraduate students, with a total student population of 42,000 from over 150 countries...more