Master Disasters, Adaptation & Development

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  • Objectives
    The MA Disasters, Adaptation & Development aims to provide students with an in-depth and critical awareness of the politics and geographies of disaster risk reduction and its contribution to sustainable adaptation and disaster response.
  • Entry requirements
    It is appropriate for practitioners wishing to formalise their knowledge as well as those wanting an entry qualification into research on disaster risk management and adaptation to climate change.
  • Academic title
    MA/MSc Disasters, Adaptation & Development
  • Course description
    Programme description

    - Unrivalled location allows access to an international hub for research and practitioners in international development and disaster risk reduction.

    - Professional internship provides career development.

    - Regular seminars and high quality student body enable learning beyond formal contact time.

    The programnme takes a social development perspective and includes human vulnerability and response to natural and technological hazards and to hazards associated with climate change. It embeds training in disaster risk reduction with access to a broad range of modules that enable the student to craft a degree that can include technical specialisms in GIS and remote sensing, organisational risk management, or poverty alleviation and international development. It aims to enable students to develop the skills required to engage with both cutting edge academic literatures and policy work so that they can participate in this dynamic and contested arena. These aims are achieved by the unique combination of theoretical and practical modules that draw on the expertise of the staff and internships with participating humanitarian and development organisations.

    Programme format and assessment

    Specialist taught modules assessed by essay, presentation, lab work and occasionally by examination. The three-month thesis is compulsory and can be taken overseas or in the UK


    One year FT, two years PT, September to September.

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