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Why choose the NH programme at UCL? 

Top hazard scientists at UCL and other leading academic institutions have worked with professionals in the business and NGO arenas to develop a flexible programme that accommodates the demands of a full - time professional career. Students benefit from our welcoming environment and world-class facilities.

The programme is staffed by academics from UCL and other universities, the British Geological Survey and partners from the business sector. UCL welcomes both self-funded students and those sponsored by their workplace.

Natural Hazards for Insurers

Strong emphasis is placed on developing an improved understanding of natural hazards - the nature of available data, the conclusions we can draw from them, limitations, and relevant cutting-edge research. Content focuses on hazards of most interest to the market - windstorm, flood and earthquake - but also addresses geotechnical issues such as contaminated land and energy resource issues.

The Natural Hazards PG Certificate: Increasing urbanization, growing wealth concentration, climate change and environmental degradation are rapidly mounting exposure to natural hazards in the developed and developing world. Growing numbers of stakeholders are thus seeking ways of reducing the risk from natural hazards. This post - graduate certificate programme offers students a better understanding of natural hazards and the means by which their impacts on people, communities and business can be mitigated and managed. Continue to Natural Hazards PG Cert site.

The Natural Hazards for Insurers PG Certificate: Top hazard scientists at UCL and other leading academic institutions have worked with the Under 35s reinsurance group and market professionals, to develop this targeted and flexible course designed to address the needs of the insurance market. The programme is part-time and taught within three blocks over a period of 10 months. Total course length is 600 hours, of which 140 hours is 'contact time' with tutors. This takes the form of lectures, seminars, and discussions.The balance is made up of directed reading, essay writing, problem-solving exercises and the preparation of an independent project report. Out-of-office time is limited to 20 afternoons during the taught part of the programme. Continue to Natural Hazards for Insurers site