This course focuses on the physical processes that generate natural hazards through an advanced understanding of geological processes, mechanical behaviour of geological materials, field recognition and mapping of hazards, catastrophe modelling, quantitative hazard modelling and risk assessment techniques.
You'll be trained by experts in hazard identification, terrain evaluation, hazard modeling and risk assessment techniques. You'll also learn to manage the impact of floods, earthquakes, landslides, volcanoes, coastal erosion and climate change. You'll understand how to monitor, warn against and help control the consequences of natural hazards.
And when you graduate, you'll have the vocational skills you need to work in the specialist hazard field – making you an attractive candidate for government agencies and specialist insurance, flood risk and geoscience companies.
When you graduate, you'll have the vocational skills you need for a career in this specialist environmental field, as well as transferable skills including report writing, working to deadlines, team-working, presentation and communication skills. You'll be qualified to pursue a career in the insurance industry, government agencies or specialist geoscience companies.
Opportunities exist in the following fields:
- Aid organisations
- Environmental consultants
- Marine and offshore consultants
- Flood risk consultants
- GIS and remote sensing consultants
- Engineering geology companies
- Re-insurance and insurance sectors
Our MSc Geological and Environmental Hazards degree course is accredited by the Geological Society of London.
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- Geological and Environmental Hazards
- Geomechanics of Natural Hazards
- Hazard Modelling and Risk Assessment
- Research Skills and Project
- Volcanology & Seismology
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesGeology Emergency & Disaster Management View 65 other Masters in Geology in United Kingdom
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- A 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in Geology, Earth Science, Applied Geology, Civil Engineering, Geography, Environmental Science or a related discipline. Industrial experience will also be considered on an individual basis.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.