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Risk and disaster reduction, particularly within the contexts of dealing with uncertainty and increasing resilience, are high on local, national and international agendas.

MSc Risk Disaster and Resilience

MSc Risk Disaster and Resilience

Through a multidisciplinary approach to risk and disaster reduction, you will learn to become a future leader driving policy change and innovation in order to preserve lives and sustain economies which could otherwise be destroyed or damaged by disaster.

MSc Risk and Disaster Science

MSc Risk and Disaster Science

The global challenge of understanding risk, increasing resilience and reducing exposure to hazards has generated demand for a new type of scientist, in government, business and NGOs, who can work across boundaries.

MSc Space Risk and Disaster Reduction

MSc Space Risk and Disaster Reduction

In a programme that unites emergency response, disaster risk reduction and space technology, you will learn about satellite technology, mission design, hazards and vulnerabilities unique to outer space, disaster response, and the monitoring of hazards on Earth from outer space.

Mres Risk and Disaster Reduction

Mres Risk and Disaster Reduction

The Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR), leads multidisciplinary research, knowledge exchange and advanced teaching across UCL. As a student, you will be encouraged to join our active seminar series, high-profile public discussion meetings and the networking events we host.

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Studying at UCL IRDR

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. 

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