Durham University

Durham University


This programme is designed for students who wish to explore the social dimensions of risk and resilience. Students are encouraged to develop their thinking in relation to any aspect of risk, including, for example, climate risk and disaster risk reduction.

Entry requirements

An upper second class degree (2.1).

Course modules

Core modules: understanding risk (30 credits); risk frontiers (15 credits); fundamentals of risk research (15 credits); dissertation by research (or) vocational dissertation (60 credits). Elective modules include: hydrological hazards (30 credits); spatial and temporal dimensions of hazard (30 credits); social dimensions of risk and resilience (30 credits); international relations and security in the middle east (15 credits); strategic Asia: policy and analysis (15 credits); European security (15 credits); social policy and society (30 credits).

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

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Key information

Department of Geography
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)191 334 1833