University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Disaster Management for Environmental Hazards

This course provides a balanced study of environmental hazards and disaster management, pre-event mitigation, disaster risk reduction and disaster relief, along with the development of technical and interpersonal skills; it enables students to critically assess the effectiveness of the implementation of existing techniques, in order to evaluate good practice and apply it to new situations.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.2 BSc Honours degree in either geography, geology, earth science, environmental science, development studies, or a related subject, or an equivalent international qualification. Other applicants will be considered on an individual basis. EU applicants will need to have achieved an overall IELTS score of 6.5.

Course modules

Modules include: Principles and concepts in disasters; management of coastal and hydrological hazards; management of geological and technological hazards; personal preparedness for disasters; professional development for disasters; arcGIS principles and practice; remote sensing; work-based learning; professional practice in disasters; dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Students may be eligible for bursaries from the University for �1500 or �2000 though conditions apply.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,750 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,000 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glyntaff Campus Pontypridd CF37 4BD Wales

Key information

Enquiries and Admissions Unit
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08455 767778