Description

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.

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.

Study Details:

MSc 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Module Details:

Core modules include:

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

Fees

(2020 start) UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: Full-time: £9,000 per year Part-time: £4,500 (subject to annual increase) International students: Full-time: £16,400 per year Part-time: £8,200 (subject to annual increase)

Entry Requirements

Qualifications or experience

  • 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.

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

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