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Risk and Disaster Reduction MRes
What will I learn?
Students will learn about and explore the characterisation, quantification, management and reduction of risk and disasters, and their associated impacts, from a diverse range of scientific, technical, socio-economic, political, environmental, ethical and cultural perspectives. They will acquire advanced levels of knowledge of empirical, theoretical and practical aspects of risk and disaster reduction, and will gain research experience and the ability to effectively communicate research findings through the independent research project.
Duration: Full-time 1 year; Part-time 2 years; Prospectus
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
The UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction leads multi-disciplinary research, knowledge exchange and advanced teaching across UCL. The Institute is based in the Department of Earth Sciences and hosts the Aon Benfield UCL Hazard Centre, Europe's hub for geohazard research and knowledge exchange.
UCL is uniquely well-placed to lead research and teaching in risk and disaster reduction, with at least 70 academics across 12 departments and seven faculties involved in world-class research. Teaching and project supervision will be provided by active researchers, practitioners and policy-makers, all of whom are leaders in their respective fields.