University of Portsmouth
Geological and Environmental Hazards
This course focuses on the physical processes that generate natural hazards through an advanced understanding of geological and environmental processes. You will be fully trained by internationally recognised experts in hazard identification, terrain evaluation techniques as well as hazard modelling and risk assessment techniques. Providing you with the essential skills to monitor, warn and help control the consequences of natural hazards.
MSc: A 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in Geology, Earth Science, Applied Geology, Civil Engineering, Geography, Environmental Science or a related discipline. Industrial experience will also be considered on an individual basis. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
Modules include: Natural hazard processes; numerical hazard modelling and simulation; catastrophe modelling; volcanology and seismology; flooding and hydrological hazards; hazard and risk assessment; field reconnaissance and geomorphological mapping; spatial analysis and remote sensing; geo-mechanical behaviour of earth materials; landslides and slope instability; impacts and remediation of natural hazards; independent research project.
Teaching and Assessment: The course provides a balanced structure of lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. You will learn through hands-on practical sessions designed to give you the skills in laboratory, computer and field techniques. The course also includes extensive field work designed to provide field mapping and data collection skills. How are you assessed? Assessment is varied, aimed at developing skills relevant to a range of working environments. Here's how we assess your work: poster and oral presentations, project reports, literature reviews, lab reports, essays.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2018||15,100 per Year 1 (International)||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2018||7,700 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||1 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2018||7,550 per Year 1 (International)||2 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2018||3,850 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||2 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2019||8,700 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2019||15,900 per Year 1 (International)||1 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2019||7,950 per Year 1 (International)||2 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2019||4,350 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||2 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Main Site||PO1 2UP||South East|
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