University of Portsmouth

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.

Course modules

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.

Assessment methods

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 15,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 7,700 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 7,550 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 3,850 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site PO1 2UP South East

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Key information

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