Risk, Disaster and Resilience, M.Sc. | University College London (UCL) | London, United Kingdom
12 months
26200 GBP/year
14100 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Risk, Disaster and Resilience MSc programme offered by the University College London aims to meet the growing need for experts trained to analyse and provide solutions to complex risk and disaster resilience issues. 

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Risk and disaster reduction, particularly within the contexts of dealing with uncertainty and increasing resilience, are high on local, national and international agendas. Academic study can underpin much needed professionalisation and application of evidence and research-based theory to this area.

Career opportunities

Whether you wish to start a new career in risk and disaster reduction or you already have experience in this sector, we are here to support you. With an MSc in Risk, Disaster and Resilience , you will have excellent academic credibility coupled with practical and analytical skills. 

This  Risk, Disaster and Resilience MSc programme offered by the University College London provides excellent training towards careers in fields including research, public policy, business continuity, (re)insurance, catastrophe modelling, finance, risk management, international development, emergency services, consultancy, and humanitarian assistance. The IRDR runs a careers and opportunities fair for students, which is attended by insurance companies, catastrophe modelling firms, NGOs, academic institutions, policy and local government bodies, and head hunters in the field of risk and disaster reduction. Several students have found opportunities through contacts made and positions advertised during this event.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

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

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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 including social sciences, or any humanities subject. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26200 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    14100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14100 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK/EU: £7,050 (Part Time)
  • Overseas: £13,100 (Part Time)

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.


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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