Postgraduate Taught Courses
At the graduate-level teaching we offer academic training enhanced by the high level of research activity in the department. The research personnel and facilities that contributed to our excellent RAE2008 outcome are routinely available for MSci and MSc student independent research projects.
Every year, natural disasters affect one in thirty people on Earth. Whether developing or industrialised, all nations are at risk, and the field of natural hazards is today one of the fastest growing areas of research in the Earth and Climate Sciences
The programme aims to integrate theoretical studies with essential
practical skills in the Earth Sciences, both in the field and in the
A combination of climate change, increasing urbanization and wealth
concentration, and mounting exposure to natural hazards, are
progressively ramping up economic and insured losses and imposing
growing pressure on insurers and reinsurers to seek ways of limiting
The MRes and PGC aim to provide the student with a holistic understanding of the nature of risk and disaster reduction, particularly within the contexts of dealing with uncertainty and increasing resilience, are high on local, national and international agendas.