Taught course

Environmental Risk Management

University of Glasgow · College of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

2:1 Honours Degree or equivalent in Geography (both physical and human), Environmental Science/Studies, Water Science or Engineering, Geoscience, Geology, Hydrology, Energy & Environment, Natural Resource Management, Disaster Management/Science and other related subjects (e.g. ecology, forestry, agriculture).

Months of entry


Course content

This interdisciplinary programme will allow you to acquire an in-depth understanding of how risks from natural hazards materialise and affect societies globally and to develop conceptual and analytical skills to assess and propose innovative solution. The programme is delivered through a mixture of approaches including lectures, seminars, field classes and experiential learning. Students have the opportunity to undertake a work placement with a wide range of organisations and apply theoretical and practical skills developed throughout the core courses.

  • You will be studying in the South of Scotland where the landscape offers opportunities for multiple field visits to study real case examples of risks linked to natural hazards (in the sea, on the coast, on land)
  • There will be a choice between a dissertation or work placement in the last semester
  • The opportunity to hear from guest lecturers from government and non-government organisations, from international agencies and from academia
  • You will develop subject-specific knowledge of environmental risk management with broad-application from local to global levels.

Information for international students

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 6.5 with no subtests under 6.0.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

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

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