Taught course

Risk

Institution
Durham University · Department of Geography
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Normally at least an upper second class degree (2:1).

Months of entry

October

Course content

This MA degree programme is designed for students who wish to explore the social dimensions of risk and resilience. The Department of Geography is especially well-suited to examine these in relation to environmental hazards, climate change and security-related risk, but students are encouraged to develop their thinking in relation to any aspect of risk research, including broader environmental change, disaster risk reduction, financial risk, risk and insurance, risk and health, risk and migration, risk and social policy, risk and governance, borders and terrorism. The MA programme foregrounds the existence of multiple ways of understanding risk, from risk as an objective phenomenon managed through scientific tools (e.g. in the case of environmental hazards) to risk as a social construct and a political technique (e.g. in the case of risk and security).

For students interested in security-related risk, the MA programme offers in-depth and advanced understanding of geo-political security challenges and politics, including the ways in which society is governed increasingly through the prism of risk. Dealing with risks as a function of both the natural and social environments we live in, the course responds to the growing realisation that many risks are being created through social processes bound to questions of security, including the ways that risk techniques are emerging and being employed as a means of securing uncertain futures.

Information for international students

Please check the English language requirements for your subject and level of study.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £9,530
International students
Full time: EU £9,530 Non EU £18,800

Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Phone
(0)191 334 1833