Graduates from the Risk Masters are enjoying huge success at entering the job market and have progressed on to a range of employment and career development opportunities. These range from further study, to consultancy, humanitarian focused disaster risk reduction roles and community resilience support officers. Former students are thus playing a key role in managing hazard and risk around the world for example with UNICEF, US Homeland Security, UK Government and the Risk Industry more widely. Jobs including working as:
|MA in Risk||MSc in Risk|
|International risk management e.g. UNICEF humanitarian support and UNICEF emergency hazard management, Afghan Ministry of Public Health, Rocinantes NGO||Emergency Management Analysts (e.g. in USA, and Nepal)|
|Fast Track Civil Service||Regional Flood Officer with The National Flood Forum|
|Asset Management (e.g. with Thames Water and PwC)||Resilience planning officer with Edinburgh City Council|
|Public Health Advisor, Afghanistan||Catastrophe modellers (Amlin, RMS)|
|Research Assistant, Cambridge University, Centre for Risk Studies||Brokers and researchers in re-insurance (Catlin, Liberty Syndicates, Marsh, Aviva, Channel Syndicates, Waterman Group, AXIS)|
|PhD Research||Environmental consultants working in risk (JBA, Halcrow, Tiscali, Ambiental, URS, Aurecon, AECOM)|
|Trainee Solicitors||International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Nepal|
|Teaching Assistant, University of Hong Kong||Senior Geologist with National Space Research and Development Agency (Nigeria)|
The majority of students enter employment within three months of completing the course with most employment secured during the actual course. Our Careers, Employability and Enterprise Centre are on hand to provide expert advice to all students studying within Durham University.
"It's all go! It's fair to say that the MSc course has set me up for some great opportunities!"
Anna Coles, MSc in Risk and Environmental Hazard 2010 - 2011.
"Now that I have started work I really see the parallels that the Hydrological Hazards practicals were preparing us for the future work environment, or further study."
Charlotte Hawkins, MSc in Risk and Environmental Hazard 2010 - 2011.
"The seminars were really interesting and I learned about areas of research that I hadn't come across before. I think the concept of this module is great - i.e. discussing research at the forefront of risk studies."