UCL Mathematical & Physical Sciences


Risk and Disaster Reduction

Understanding global risks, reducing disasters and humanitarian crises presents a major challenge that requires coordinated and collaborative action. The Institute aims to achieve leadership in risk,

Master Degrees:

At UCL IRDR, we offer masters programmes with taught and research components which aim to meet the growing need for experts trained to analyse and provide solutions to complex issues. In all our Masters programmes, students explore the characterisation, quantification, management and reduction of risk and disasters, along with their associated impacts, from a diverse range of scientific, technical, socio-economic, political, environmental, ethical and cultural perspectives. 

PhD Study:

The IRDR aims to cultivate an inclusive, stimulating and sustainable environment to support outstanding research in risk and disaster reduction. Research students are central to this aim. We will support outstanding early career researchers who have the potential to become leaders in their field.