UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

Risk and disaster reduction, particularly within the contexts of dealing with uncertainty and increasing resilience, are high on local, national and international agendas. The programme aims to meet the growing need for experts trained to analyse and provide solutions to these complex issues.

Course Modules

Core modules: Integrating science into risk and disaster reduction; natural and anthropogenic hazards and vulnerability; emergency and crisis planning; emergency and crisis management; options may include the following: Resilience (strongly recommended); disaster risk reduction (strongly recommended); post disaster recovery; cities to climate change; disaster risk reduction in cities; seismic risk assessment; geological and geotechnical hazards; meteorological hazards; earthquake seismology and earthquake hazards; risk and contingency planning (security and crime science); investigating research; research methods; proposal (students can take a maximum of one out of the last 3 options).

Course Additional Entry

Normally a minimum of an upper 2nd Class UK Honours degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £25,140  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,020  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £12,310  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £4,510  Academic year. First year home fees
1 year
Full Time
PgDip
2 years
Part Time
PgDip