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Risk and Disaster Reduction PG Cert

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Customised

Duration

1 year

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Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

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. The Risk and Disaster Reduction Postgraduate Certificate offers students the opportunity to gain a sound grasp of the characteristics of risk and disasters and their past, present and future impacts on society. Students develop the ability to assess risk and disaster potential and appreciate and propose risk and disaster management and mitigation strategies. They gain the knowledge and skills required to make more effective decisions based on the creative and critical analysis of a broad spectrum of information.

Careers

This programme provides excellent training towards careers in research, research communication, public policy, (re)insurance, catastrophe modelling, finance, risk management, international development, humanitarian assistance, engineering, and many other fields. It supports the career development of professionals already working in risk and disaster reduction, as well as those who intend to go into this field.

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. A PGCert in Risk and Disaster Reduction will provide practical and analytical skills, as well as subject specific knowledge.

Modules

There is no independent research project for this degree.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

The full-time fees would be £5,500 for 2022/23 entry. The fee is based on the credit value of the modules you are taking. This is worked out by dividing the full-time fee by the total number of credits your programme is made up of: Masters are usually made up of 180 credits; PG Dips are usually made up of 120 credits and PG Certs are usually made up of 60 credits.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

The full-time fees would be £9,800 for 2022/23 entry. The fee is based on the credit value of the modules you are taking. This is worked out by dividing the full-time fee by the total number of credits your programme is made up of: Masters are usually made up of 180 credits; PG Dips are usually made up of 120 credits and PG Certs are usually made up of 60 credits.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of a lower second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required. Applicants with a different degree, or with no degree but with relevant professional experience, will be considered. 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