UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Risk, Disaster and Resilience

Risk and disaster reduction, particularly within the contexts of dealing with uncertainty and increasing resilience, are high on local, national and international agendas. The programme aims to meet the growing need for experts trained to analyse and provide solutions to these complex issues.

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.

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; options may include the following: Resilience (strongly recommended); disaster risk reduction (strongly recommended); post disaster recovery; cities to climate change; disaster risk reduction in cities; seismic risk assessment; geological and geotechnical hazards; meteorological hazards; earthquake seismology and earthquake hazards; risk and contingency planning (security and crime science); investigating research; research methods; proposal (students can take a maximum of one out of the last 3 options).

Assessment methods

Assessment is by independent and group oral presentations, written examination, coursework essays, and the independent project. Practical applications of critical and creative problem solving will be encouraged and assessed throughout.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,020 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 25,140 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,510 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 12,310 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Full-time - 9 months

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