MSc in Risk and Disaster Science

Director: Professor Peter Sammonds

Duration: full-time 1 year; part time 2 years (starts 2016-17)

Fees: UK/EU 2016/2017 £9,020 (FT), £4,510 (PT); Overseas 2016/2017 £23,020 (FT), £11,460 (PT). 

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), one compulsory taught skills module (15 credits), two optional taught modules (15 credits each), and an independent research project (60 credits).

Five Compulsory Core Taught Modules:

One Compulsory Taught Skills Module:

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

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.