Kingston University

Kingston University

Hazards and Disaster Management

This course focuses on both the scientific knowledge of hazards and modern strategies of emergency planning. Its interdisciplinary approach combines traditional classroom and field-based teaching and learning techniques with modern ICT-based learning support. A strong emphasis is placed on research-led teaching, student-centred learning and team-based activities, all of which develop the necessary skills required by practitioners in the field of hazard and disaster management.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (2.2 or better) awarded by a British or approved overseas university in a relevant subject such as geography; geology; environmental sciences; geographical information system; or earth science or equivalent; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in reading, listening and speaking.

Course modules

Modules include: Hazards and society; managing disasters; geographical information systems and disaster management; fieldwork; research methods and data analysis; research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment of student learning comprises of a combination of written examinations and coursework, the latter incorporating scenario-based hazard management exercises, ICT-based and paper-based practical exercises, role play exercises, oral presentations, field reports and essays.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,950 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penrhyn Road Campus Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE South East

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