UCL (University College London)
Risk and Disaster Science
The importance of science in understanding disaster risks and the need for science-based strategies at local, national and international levels are now widely recognised. The course aims to meet the growing need for experts trained in disaster science in sectors ranging from finance to humanitarian response.
Normally a minimum of an upper 2nd Class UK Honours degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
Decision and risk statistics; earthquake hazard risk; emergency and crisis management; natural and anthropogenic hazards and vulnerability; risk and disaster reduction research tools; the variable sun (space weather risks); climate risks to hydro-ecological systems; emergency and crisis planning; integrating science into risk and disaster reduction; seismic risk assessment; statistical computing.
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, practicals, field visits, directed reading and 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 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||£ 23,020 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 4,510 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 11,460 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
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