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;
-co-operation and teamwork.
You can choose to study this course at MSc, PgDip or PgCert level to suit your background and ability.
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.
-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
Option modules (indicative and for guidance purposes only)
-Water Resource Management
-Waste Management and Contaminated Land Remediation