UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Natural Hazards for Insurers

Climate change, increasing urbanisation and mounting exposure to natural hazards are imposing growing pressure on insurers and reinsurers to seek ways of limiting exposure. This programme offers students a better understanding of natural hazards and the means by which their impacts on the market can be mitigated or avoided.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, or 3 years' appropriate experience in the financial services sector.

Course modules

Core modules: Geological and geotechnical hazards; meteorological hazards. There are no optional modules for this programme.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through lectures, seminars, discussions, directed reading, and problem-solving exercises. Student performance is assessed through a combination of examination and coursework in the form of essays, reports and exercises. The independent project is assessed through a 10,000-word report and an oral presentation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 4,510 per Academic year (home fees) 20 weeks
PgCert Part-time £ 11,090 per Academic year (overseas fees) 20 weeks

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7679 2363