12 months
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25070 GBP/year
11200 GBP/year
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About

The Risk and Disaster Reduction programme offered at the University College London (UCL) is a research-intensive programme, which aims to meet the rapidly growing need for experts trained to analyse and provide solutions to complex issues relating to risk and disasters.

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Overview

Risk and disaster reduction, particularly within the contexts of dealing with uncertainty and increasing resilience, are high on local, national and international agendas.

Students will learn about and explore the characterisation, quantification, management and reduction of risk and disasters, and their associated impacts, from a diverse range of scientific, technical, socio-economic, political, environmental, ethical and cultural perspectives. 

They will acquire advanced levels of knowledge of empirical, theoretical and practical aspects of risk and disaster reduction, and will gain research experience and the ability to effectively communicate research findings through the independent research project.

Careers

This Risk and Disaster Reduction programme offered at the University College London (UCL) provides excellent training towards careers in research, research communication, public policy, (re)insurance, catastrophe modelling, finance, risk management, international development, humanitarian assistance, engineering, 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, and those who wish to use this programme as a step towards a related PhD.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Fundamentals of Emergency and Crisis Planning and Management
  •  Data Analysis and Interpretation
  •  Practice and Appraisal of Research
  •  MRes Risk and Disaster Reduction Project
  •  Integrating Science Into Disaster Risk Reduction
  •  Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards and Vulnerability
  •  Advanced Emergency and Crisis Planning and Management

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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 is required. Relevant discipline is any science including social sciences, or any humanities subject.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25070 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25070 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11200 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time fee

  • UK/EU: £5,575 (PT)
  • Overseas: £12,550 (PT)

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.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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