Kingston University London

Course Introduction

**Reasons to choose Kingston**

– This course includes overseas fieldwork. You’ll visit and study sites of earthquakes or volcanic activity, bringing the subject to life.

– The course is highly practical. You’ll work alongside hazard practitioners in fields such as floods and volcanoes.

– An independent research project will reflect your own environmental science interests and help you build towards your career.

**About this course**

This course is ideal if you wish to focus on the causes of environmental hazards such as earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, floods and tsunamis, and how to plan and manage the emergencies that can result.

You’ll study natural hazard science, human science, disaster management and emergency planning. You’ll develop the expertise to underpin your studies, such as fieldwork, data gathering, presentation and research. Guest speakers are from organisations such as the London Ambulance Service, the Metropolitan Police, the Fire Service and the Environment Agency.

Course Modules

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Year 1: GG4020 - Digital Earth and Spatial Analysis, GG4080 - Introduction to Physical Geography and Environmental Hazards, GG4030 - Understanding the Environment, GG4090 - Research and Fieldwork Methods.

Year 2: GG5155 -Cartography, Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis, GG5400 - Design and Management of Environmental Projects, GG5180 - Ecology and Conservation, GG5020 -Land, Water and the Environment, GG5155 -Cartography, Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis, GG5140 - Disaster Risk Reduction, GG5190 - Geomorphology and Geophysical Hazards.

Year 3: GG6140 - GIS: Transforming Geography and Environment, GG6080 - Land and Water Resources Management, GG6070 - The Challenge of Climate Change, GG6400 - Research Project, GG6130 - Disaster Management.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees