Environmental Hazards, M.Sc. | Cardiff University | Cardiff, United Kingdom
12 months
25450 GBP/year
10950 GBP/year
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The Environmental Hazards programme from Cardiff University provides an advanced understanding of environmental hazards and technical expertise in risk assessment with a focus on the methods needed to analyse past hazards and forecast future ones.


On this course in Environmental Hazards from Cardiff University you will develop an advanced understanding of environmental hazards and technical expertise in risk assessment. This will include crucial skills in numerical and statistical modelling, remote sensing, fieldwork, and data analysis. There will be plenty of opportunities to gain hands-on experience using state-of-the-art field and laboratory equipment and high level, professional software. You will handle the latest modelling methods using remote sensing data from satellites such as CubeSat constellations and Sentinel, which are used to image the surface of the Earth.

Learning outcomes

With the skills required to predict, track and mitigate disasters, you will be an attractive candidate for a range of employment and research opportunities within government, government agencies, environmental consultancies, flood risk, utility and insurance companies. Plus, you will become part of the global effort to make our society more resilient against natural disasters as outlined in the Sendai framework and endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly.

Distinctive features

  • Study a modern, interdisciplinary course with a focus on methods for analysing past hazards and forecasting future ones.
  • Our location in South Wales provides a rich, field environment to explore within the context of UK environmental hazards.
  •  Focus your studies in the areas that are interesting and important to you through an advanced research project driven by your own interests.
  • Experience research-led teaching from leading practitioners who will share their diverse expertise in the modern, interdisciplinary science of hazard assessment and risk management.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Climate Change, Adaptation and Resilience
  • Environmental Hazards in a Changing World
  • Risk Assessment
  • Environmental Hazards Case Studies
  • Remote Sensing of Hazards and Risks
  • Numerical modelling of Environmental Hazard processes

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We allocate places on a first-come, first-served basis, so we recommend you apply as early as possible.


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

Typically, you will need to have either:

  • a 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject area such as geography, geology, or urban planning, or an equivalent international degree
  • or a university-recognised equivalent academic qualification.

Applicants with a 2:2 honours degree in environmental science, geography, geology or related subject may be invited to participate in a telephone or remote interview.

You may choose to supplement your application with:

  • a detailed CV
  • or any other supporting material you may consider to be appropriate.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25450 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10950 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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