Taught course

Risk

Institution
Durham University · Department of Geography
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

October

Course content

Despite the phenomenal technological progress of the 20th century, most people still live with the acute and chronic consequences of age-old hazards such as floods and earthquakes. This MSc is aimed at students interested in engaging with the natural and social dimensions of environmental hazards, including disasters and climate related risk. Students receive specialised scientific training in the physical hazards that pose large risks to communities living throughout the world, from climate change and meteorological risks to flooding, earthquakes and landslides. Students on this programme will receive theoretical and practical training for understanding and quantifying risks and hazards. They will learn about how hazards persist over long periods of time instead of merely as single events, but are composed of many smaller sub-events or how their effects are widespread.

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 information.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Phone
(0)191 334 1833