UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Risk and Disaster Reduction

Risk and disaster reduction, particularly within the contexts of dealing with uncertainty and increasing resilience, are high on local, national and international agendas. This is a research-intensive programme, which aims to meet the rapidly growing need for experts trained to analyse and provide solutions to complex issues relating to risk and disasters.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper 2nd Class UK Honours degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required.

Course modules

Skills modules: risk and disaster reduction research tools; research appraisal and proposal; options: integrating science into risk and disaster reduction; natural and anthropegenic hazards and vulnerability; emergency and crisis planning; emergency and crisis management.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, directed reading, practical problem-solving exercises and a real-time disaster scenario event, with an emphasis on hands-on learning and tutorial-style dialogue between students and lecturers. Assessment is through coursework, examination, essays, project reports, oral and poster presentations, and the research dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 9,020 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 23,020 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MRes Part-time £ 4,510 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MRes Part-time £ 11,460 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

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