MSc in Risk and Environmental Hazards
The MSc in Risk and Environmental Hazards offers new techniques and approaches to understand the spatial and temporal dimensions of hazards, the rapidly changing geographical template of hazards (e.g. in relation to climate change), and the core drivers of change in the human-environment interface (e.g. vulnerability). Despite the phenomenal technological progress of the 20th century, most people still live with the acute and chronic consequences of age-old hazards such as floods and earthquakes. This MSc is for students who want to receive specialised scientific training in physical hazards that pose large risks to communities living throughout the world. Students on this programme can receive theoretical and practical training for understanding and quantifying temporal hazards. They learn about how hazards persist over long periods of time instead of merely as single events, but are composed of many smaller sub-events or how their effects are widespread. Students may also choose to focus on hydrological hazards such as flood events and water pollution or sea level change hazards. Graduates from this programme will be well-suited to pursuing research degrees, consultancy and public sector work, and the needs of catastrophe modelling within the insurance and reinsurance industries.
I really enjoyed the variety and mix of knowledge we were able to gain about different natural hazards and risks faced in our modern world.Charlotte Hawkins, MSc Risk and Environmental Hazards
|MSc in Risk & Environmental Hazards|
|Understanding Risk||30 Credits||(core module)|
|Risk Frontiers||15 Credits||(core module)|
|Fundamentals of Risk Research||15 Credits||(core module)|
|Spatial & Temporal Dimentions of Hazards||30 Credits||(optional module)|
|Sea Level Change Hazards||30 Credits||(optional module)*|
|Hydrological Hazards||30 Credits||(optional module)*|
|Dissertation by Research (or) Vocational Dissertation||60 Credits||(dissertation options)|
*Optional modules within given routes. Not all modules may be available in any year.