Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, or three years' appropriate experience in the financial services sector.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

Climate and environmental change, increasing development and urbanisation, and mounting exposure to natural hazards are imposing growing pressure on insurers and reinsurers to seek ways of limiting exposure and reducing vulnerability. The PGCert Natural Hazards for Insurers provides students with a better understanding of natural hazards and the means by which their impacts on the market can be mitigated or avoided.

Top hazard scientists at UCL and other leading academic and research institutions have worked with market professionals, the Chartered Insurance Institute and the Under 35s Reinsurance Group to develop and deliver this flexible professional programme, which has been running for over 20 years.

Students benefit from our welcoming environment and world-class facilities, including the UCL Hazard Centre, which was one of the first centres of its kind in the world. They also interact with students on the MSc Geophysical Hazards, which leads to a mutually beneficial learning and knowledge exchange environment.

The programme is delivered by academics from UCL and other leading UK universities,
the British Geological Survey and industry and market practitioners.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    10 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, discussions, self-directed study and problem-solving exercises. The taught modules are assessed through a combination of examination and coursework, and the independent project is assessed through an 8,000-word report and an oral presentation.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3108 6326