UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The importance of science in understanding disaster risks and the need for science'based strategies at local, national and international levels are now widely recognised. The course aims to meet the growing need for experts trained in disaster science in sectors ranging from finance to humanitarian response.

Course Modules

Decision and risk statistics; earthquake hazard risk; emergency and crisis management; natural and anthropogenic hazards and vulnerability; risk and disaster reduction research tools; the variable sun (space weather risks); climate risks to hydro'ecological systems; emergency and crisis planning; integrating science into risk and disaster reduction; seismic risk assessment; statistical computing.

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) £23,020  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) £11,460  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