12 months
24980 GBP/year
11830 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Risk and Disaster Science - Data Science Pathway offered by the University College London combines knowledge of risk and disaster reduction with statistical and computational skills and digital health in emergencies.

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The Risk and Disaster Science - Data Science Pathway  offered by the University College London aims to meet the growing need for experts trained in disaster science in sectors ranging from finance to humanitarian response.

Career opportunities

This programme provides excellent training towards careers in industry and commerce, research, research communication and public policy including insurance, catastrophe modelling, finance, risk management, business continuity, humanitarian assistance, engineering, electricity distribution and many other fields. 

It supports the career development of professionals already working in risk and disaster reduction, as well as those who intend to go into this field. 

Some career destinations of recent IRDR graduates:

  • Disaster Risk Management Consultant, World Bank
  • Resilience Technical Officer, International Medical Corps
  • Emergency Information Management Specialist, Plan Nepal
  • Business Continuity and Resilience Consultant, PwC
  • Business Continuity Consultant, Arup
  • Catastrophe Analyst, Barbican Insurance Group
  • Analyst, RMS (Risk Management Solutions)
  • Reinsurance Claims Management Executive
  • AXA Global Re, Paris
  • PhD student, NERC London Doctoral School

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Emergency and Crisis Management
  • Integrating Science into Risk and Disaster Reduction
  • Risk Analysis for Disaster Science
  • Risk and Disaster Reduction Research Tools
  • Research Appraisal and Proposal
  • Conflict, Humanitarianism, and Disaster Risk Reduction

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. 
  • Relevant discipline is any science, mathematical or engineering subject.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24980 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24980 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    11830 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11830 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • UK/EU: £5,975 (Part Time)
  • Overseas: £12,470 (Part Time)


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Risk and Disaster Science - Data Science Pathway
University College London (UCL)