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About

If you're fascinated by the natural and man-made hazards that affect our planet and want to understand the physical processes that generate natural hazards, then the MSc Geological and Environmental Hazards degree course will take your understanding of the challenges ahead to the next level.

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Overview

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.

Career

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

Accreditation

Our MSc Geological and Environmental Hazards degree course is accredited by the Geological Society of London.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geological and Environmental Hazards
  • Geomechanics of Natural Hazards
  • Hazard Modelling and Risk Assessment
  • Research Skills and Project
  • Volcanology & Seismology

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

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Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/masters-and-postgraduate-taught/fees-and-funding

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Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 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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