Taught course

Disaster Management for Environmental Hazards

University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 Honours degree in geography, geology, earth science, environmental science, development studies, or a related subject, or an equivalent international qualification. International students require IELTS 6.5 with a minimum 5.5 in each band or equivalent. Other pplicants will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

Every year millions of people are affected by environmental hazards. Disasters are complex events with multifaceted causes. Disaster management needs professionals with comprehensive, multidisciplinary training, who can deal with complexity and change. This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, technical and vocational skills, training, experience and management expertise required to
deal with future disasters and emergencies in the UK, the developed and developing world.

This is a unique Masters programme that provides a balanced study of environmental hazards, disaster management, pre-event mitigation, disaster risk reduction and disaster relief, along with the development of technical, GIS and interpersonal skills, and crucial experience. It will enable graduates to critically assess the effectiveness of existing techniques, evaluate good practice and apply it to new situations.

Course content considers a range of hazards, from climate change to terrorism. You will explore the multifaceted nature of disasters and examine the operational, political and socio-cultural issues involved in disaster relief, including aspects of international law and the legal framework. You will assess risks and vulnerabilities, with case studies from the UK and other countries, to contrast developed and
developing world situations.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
14 months

Course contact details

Enquiries & Admissions
03455 76 77 78
01443 654 050