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Geological and Environmental Hazards MSc

Geological and Environmental Hazards MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Science Geology Environmental Safety

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course focuses on the physical processes that generate natural hazards through an advanced understanding of geological processes, mechanical behaviour of geological materials, field recognition and mapping of hazards, catastrophe modelling, quantitative hazard modelling and risk assessment techniques. You'll be trained by experts in hazard identification, terrain evaluation, hazard modeling and risk assessment techniques. You'll also learn to manage the impact of floods, earthquakes, landslides, volcanoes, coastal erosion and climate change. You'll understand how to monitor, warn against and help control the consequences of natural hazards. Our MSc Geological and Environmental Hazards degree course is accredited by the Geological Society of London. It provides advanced professional and scientific training, and an accelerated route for you to attain Chartered Status, such as Chartered Geologist (CGeol) or Chartered Scientist (CSci). When you graduate, you'll have the vocational skills you need to work in the specialist hazard field – making you an attractive candidate for government agencies and specialist insurance, flood risk and geoscience companies. On completion, you'll have the vocational skills you need for a career in this specialist environmental field, as well as transferable skills including report writing, working to deadlines, team-working, presentation and communication skills. You'll be qualified to pursue a career in the insurance industry, government agencies or specialist geoscience companies. Opportunities exist in the following fields: Aid organizations, Environmental consultants, Marine and offshore consultants, Flood risk consultants, GIS and remote sensing consultants, Engineering geology companies, Re-insurance and insurance sectors. This course also has a strong research skills training, advanced analytical components and an extensive research project, ideal if you wish to pursue further research at PhD level.

Different course options

Full time | University of Portsmouth | 1 year | 16-SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

16-SEP-19

Modules

Hazard and Risk Assessment - Core
Flooding and Hydrological Hazards - Core
Volcanology and Seismology - Core
Programming for Natural Hazards - Core
Catastrophe Modelling - Core
Numerical Hazard Modelling and Simulation - Core
Natural Hazard Processes - Core
Landslides and Slope Instability - Core
Impacts and Remediation of Natural Hazards - Core
Independent Research Project - Core
Field Reconnaissance and Geomorphological Mapping - Core
Geo-mechanical Behaviour of Earth Materials - Core
Spatial Analysis and Remote Sensing - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in Geology, Earth Science, Applied Geology, Civil Engineering, Geography, Environmental Science or a related discipline. Industrial experience will also be considered on an individual basis.