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Email: irdr-enquiries@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 02031081101

Ext: 51101

Office location: Rm 38, 2nd floor, South Wing, UCL Main Quadrangle

MSc Programme

MSc in Risk, Disaster and Resilience

Director: Dr Joanna Faure Walker

Duration: full-time 1 year; part time 2 years

Fees: UK/EU 2013/2014 £8,250 (FT), Overseas 2013/2014 £21,000 (FT).

This course is suitable for students who want to have a wide range of taught courses, whilst still completing a substantial independent project. The taught courses are the focus of the programme, with the project constituting one third of the programme credits.
MSc students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits: five compulsory core taught modules (15 credits each), three optional taught modules (15 credits each), and an independent research project (60 credits).

Five Compulsory Core Taught Modules:

Three optional taught modules can be chosen from within the following subjects:

  • Urban Planning for Disasters and Climate Change
  • Social Vulnerability and Resilience to Disasters
  • Decision Making and Statistics of risk
  • Post Disaster Recovery
  • Seismic Risk
  • Risk and Contingency Planning
  • Research Appraisal and Proposal

The dissertation project comprises 1/3 of this course. Supervisors and resources are available for projects in a wide range of risk, disaster and resilience topics. This project culminates in a research report and poster.