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Planning and Management of Natural Hazards, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #801 (QS) , | Online
The Master in Planning and Management of Natural Hazards course at University of New England  takes a multidisciplinary approach to looking at natural hazards and how society can build resilience in the face of natural hazards.


The Master in Planning and Management of Natural Hazards course at University of New England course will build from a broad knowledge of natural hazard situations towards questions of policy development in the field of hazard mitigation. The course will cover the following topic areas:

  • Environmental factors that combine to produce natural hazards
  • The ecological, social and economic consequences of natural hazards and disasters
  • Methods relevant to studying aspects of natural hazards and disasters 
  • Mitigation strategies
  • Challenges and opportunities for policy development in the natural hazards field
  • Future trends in planning for and managing natural hazards.

The course also provides various opportunities to expand expertise in the context of natural hazards via a choice of elective units. These opportunities include units that provide skills in population, physical and/or economic geography, land use planning, risk management, and Graphical Information System applications. The course also fosters the development of advanced skills in academic research via a supervised dissertation.

The course is offered full time or part time. It can be taken on-campus or by distance.

Career Opportunities

Environmental and town planning; Natural resource management; Emergency management; and Disaster insurance

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Climate Change and Future Planning 
  • Natural Hazards 
  • Uncertainty, Science and Policy-Making 
  • Planning Policy for Hazards 
  • Masters Dissertation 
  • Applied Research Methods 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    72 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

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General Requirements

CRICOS Code 080080K

A candidate shall:

  • (a) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree from a recognised university in a related field of study, for example, Urban and Regional Planning, Geography or Environmental Science; or
  • (b) hold an AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate in Planning and Management of Natural Hazards from UNE and attained at least a Credit grade point average in 24 credit points; or
  • (c) hold an AQF Level 8 Graduate Diploma in Planning and Management of Natural Hazards from UNE and attained at least a Credit grade point average in 48 credit points.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29400 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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National fee- 34,440 unit price

Living costs for Armidale

  • 1500 - 2100 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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