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Hazards and Disaster Management PgCert-PgDip-MSc

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  • Entry requirements
    Our new programme in Hazards and Disaster Management (from September 2008) is ideal if you want to start or advance a career in hazard or risk management, environmental monitoring, emergency planning or catastrophe-related mitigation.
  • Academic Title
    Hazards and Disaster Management PgCert/PgDip/MSc
  • Course description
    What will you study?
    You will study the underpinning scientific principles of both:

    -natural hazards (eg hurricanes, storms and tornadoes, flooding, landslides, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis and radon gas emissions); and
    -human-induced disasters (eg terrorism, explosions and oil tanker accidents).

    We also cover modern disaster management strategies and planning techniques for the mitigation (eg structural measures and education), preparation (eg early warning), response (eg search and rescue) and recovery (eg insurance) phases.

    Alongside your academic studies, you will gain skills in:

    -problem solving and organisation;
    -data collation and evaluation;
    -communication (oral, written and electronic);
    -time and project management;
    -computing; and
    -co-operation and teamwork.
    You can choose to study this course at MSc, PgDip or PgCert level to suit your background and ability.

    Course structure
    The course provides a strong core element, covering modern methodologies for hazard assessment and disaster management for various hazard types.

    Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

    Core modules
    -Atmospheric and Geomorphological Hazards
    -Geophysical and Geomedical Hazards
    -Disaster Management I: Insurance and Risk Management
    -Disaster Management II: Mitigation and Reconstruction
    -Hazards and Society
    -GIS and Hazards
    -Research Methods and Data Analysis
    -Research Project

    Option modules (indicative and for guidance purposes only)
    -Water Resource Management
    -Waste Management and Contaminated Land Remediation

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