UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction


Undergraduate Virtual Open Days

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, disaster reduction and emergency response both in the UK and internationally.

Our Virtual Open Days:

are a great chance to find out more about your chosen course, the department and studying at UCL. You'll have the opportunity to hear from academic staff and ask any questions you might have about life at UCL. 

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Virtual Open Day April 2023 Recording

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Global Humanitarian Studies BSc

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Dr Mohammad Shamsudduha discusses the reason for the course existing, the content of the degree, and the careers that students will be prepared for.

Our students at the UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction (IRDR) beenfit from learning in a truly multidisciplinary environment. Our academic staff are leaders in their field and course content is informed by the cutting-edge research taking place in the department.

Full Course Details

BSc Global Humanitarian Studies programme

In the BSc Global Humanitarian Studies programme, you will learn about the political, historical and development context, but you will also gain an understanding of the emergence, impacts and response to humanitarian crises.

Careers with IRDR

Careers IRDR

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

Writing your UCAS Personal Statement


As part of your UCAS application, you'll need to write a personal statement. Here we give you an insight into the sorts of things we'll be looking for.

See What’s on with IRDR

What's on in IRDR

Details of all of our upcoming public events and our latest news, events read our blog and commentary.

Carina Fearnley on warnings and alert systems

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