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BSc (Hons)Geography and Natural Hazards

Coventry University
United Kingdom, Coventry
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Overview

Natural hazards and the processes associated with the physical environment are some of the most prominent challenges that we face globally. This rewarding course will develop your abilities to analyse and predict future events, as well as manage and mitigate their effects to support communities when they need it most.
Having taught geography for over 40 years, Coventry University is ranked as one of the top 10 best universities in the UK for ‘Geography and Environmental Studies’ in The Guardian University Guide 2020.

The geography and natural hazards course applies geographical knowledge to the study of natural hazards, such as volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, wildfires, tropical cyclones and flooding. You will gain an in-depth understanding of the processes responsible for these hazards, which affect millions of people each year. You will learn the key principles of geophysics, geology, geomorphology, hydrology and climatology and how to map, analyse and potentially predict natural hazards, so that you can help communities prepare for and respond to their impact.

Career opportunities

Successful geography and natural hazards graduates possess a number of skills that are highly valued by employers. As such, employment prospects for our graduates are excellent, as they possess specialist skills and knowledge in natural hazard assessment and prevention.

The transferable analytical and problem-solving skills you’ll have the opportunity to gain as a geography graduate also open up a wider variety of roles, such as a GIS officer, data analyst, flood risk analyst, sustainability officer, asset systems manager, environmental energy consultant, teacher, insurance assessor or government administrator.

Our faculty’s employability and placements unit EEC Futures, which won the ‘Best Placement Service in the UK’ award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2015 and 2016, will help you in finding work experience while you study and employment on graduation. Choosing to undertake a professional training year will significantly enhance your prospects of finding graduate employment, while your GIS skills can provide entry to one of the most important emerging industries. Placements have previously been undertaken at NEO Netherlands. These placements have involved students working closely with professionals in topics such as thermal mapping of transport networks and remote sensing.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States