Despite the phenomenal technological progress of the 20th century, most people still live with the acute and chronic consequences of age-old hazards such as floods and earthquakes. This MSc is for students who want to receive specialised scientific training in physical hazards that pose large risks to communities living throughout the world. Students on this programme will receive theoretical and practical training for understanding and quantifying hazards. You will learn about how hazards persist over long periods of time instead of merely as single events, but are composed of many smaller sub-events or how their effects are widespread.
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 available in previous years 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 is by either a research-based or a vocational dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2017||GBP 18,250 per Year 1 (International)||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2017||GBP 9,250 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||1 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||October 2017||-||2 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Durham University||DH1 3LG||North East|
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