M.Sc. On Campus

Risk Analysis, Disasters and Resilience

12 months
24660 GBP/year
11040 GBP/year
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This Risk Analysis, Disasters and Resilience MSc programme at King's College London will give you an advanced foundation in interdisciplinary studies of environmental, societal and technological risk and disaster in the global North and South.


Throughout this MSc programme in Risk Analysis, Disasters and Resilience at King's College London you’ll become equipped with the skills to critically analyse risk and disasters and develop reflexive problem-solving strategies, thanks to our unique combination of scholarship from development geography and political science to sociology and psychology. You’ll gain an understanding of differential vulnerability and exposure to hazard and how they shape adaptation and resilience.

 Key benefits

  • Learn to evaluate the economic, structural, social, cultural, environmental, technological, political and institutional contexts in which risk, disaster and reconstruction occurs.
  • Study the methods and techniques for analysing risk, vulnerability and exposure.
  • Develop critical understanding of the causes of differential vulnerabilities that constrain adaptive capacity, action and outcomes.
  • Gain an up-to-date understanding of socio-psychological theories of risk perception and communication, organisational and sociological theories of risk and blame, and political science theories of variety in risk governance processes and outcomes.
  • Apply theoretical and technical concepts learned from case-studies across the global North and South.
  • Launchpad for exciting careers as disaster, risk and resilience management and policy specialists in national and international public, private and third-sector organisations.

Career prospects

Risk, disaster and resilience are fast expanding fields that offer diverse and richly rewarding career opportunities. Many of our graduates from our previously successful MSc programmes in Risk Analysis, and Disasters, Adaptation and Development, have secured diverse careers as disaster, risk and resilience management and policy specialists within a wide range of international and national government agencies and non-governmental organisations, consultancies and businesses. Many graduates have also gone on to undertake further research within academic research institutes. The internship module has proved particularly successful in helping graduates enter the job market.

Programme Structure

Courses included: 

  • Critical Cases in Risk, Disasters, and Resilience
  • Fundamentals of Risk, Disasters and Resilience
  • Practicing Social Research
  • Research Design and Project Management
  • Environment, Livelihoods and Development in the 'South'
  • Resilience, Adaptation and Development 
  • Risk Analysis: Science and Applications

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
Upper Second Class

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates who do not achieve a 2:1 but have professional or voluntary experience will also be considered.
  • In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.
  • Please provide a writing sample of around 500 words, answering the required questions.
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained.
  • One academic reference is required. A professional reference will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago. In some cases, we may request an additional reference from you.
  • Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of their application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24660 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24660 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11040 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11040 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Part time Home fees: £5,520 per year
  • Part time overseas fees: £12,330 per year

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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