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. The course offers students the opportunity to gain a sound grasp of the characteristics of risk and disasters and their past, present and future impacts on society.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of a lower 2nd Class UK Honours degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required. Applicants with a different degree, or with no degree but with relevant professional experience, will be considered.

Course modules

Core modules: integrating science into risk and disaster reduction; natural and anthropogenic hazards and vulnerability; emergency and crisis planning; emergency and crisis management.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, directed reading and practical problem-solving exercises. Assessment is by oral and written examination, assessed practicals and the independent project. Practical applications of critical and creative problem solving will be encouraged and assessed throughout.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Variable £ 4,510 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgCert Variable £ 11,090 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 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