Taught course

Hazards and Disaster Management

Kingston University · Geography, Geology and the Environment
MScMSc with Placement

Entry requirements

The Hazards and Disaster Management course is open to both those entering direct from their undergraduate studies and those already in employment.

Minimum entry requirements are:

  • Good honours degree (lower second or better) or equivalent in a relevant subject such as geography, geology, environmental sciences, GIS or Earth science or equivalent
  • Relevant non-certificated learning
  • An appropriate combination of certificated and non-certificated learning.

Months of entry


Course content

The course takes an interdisciplinary approach, recognising that understanding disasters requires an appreciation of the physical processes of the hazard, the social structures that shape the impacts and the disaster/emergency management arrangements put in place to mitigate the problem. A critical approach is taken to explore this rapidly developing and exciting field, investigating key concepts, examining their use in policy and considering how this shapes the implementation of disaster or emergency management in the UK and beyond. This multi perspective method enables the development of a wide range of skills (including GIS) and the ability to understand disasters from a number of different perspectives.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc with Placement
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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