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MScGeological and Environmental Hazards

University of Portsmouth
United Kingdom, Portsmouth
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Overview

If you’re fascinated by the natural and man-made hazards that affect our planet and want to understand the physical processes that generate natural hazards, then the MSc Geological and Environmental Hazards degree course will take your understanding of the challenges ahead to the next level.

This course focuses on the physical processes that generate natural hazards through an advanced understanding of geological processes, mechanical behaviour of geological materials, field recognition and mapping of hazards, catastrophe modelling, quantitative hazard modelling and risk assessment techniques.

You’ll be trained by experts in hazard identification, terrain evaluation, hazard modeling and risk assessment techniques. You’ll also learn to manage the impact of floods, earthquakes, landslides, volcanoes, coastal erosion and climate change. You’ll understand how to monitor, warn against and help control the consequences of natural hazards.

And when you graduate, you’ll have the vocational skills you need to work in the specialist hazard field – making you an attractive candidate for government agencies and specialist insurance, flood risk and geoscience companies.

Career opportunities

Opportunities exist in the following fields:

- Aid organisations
- Environmental consultants
- Marine and offshore consultants
- Flood risk consultants
- GIS and remote sensing consultants
- Engineering geology companies
- Re-insurance and insurance sectors

This course also has a strong research skills training, advanced analytical components and an extensive research project, ideal if you wish to pursue further research at PhD level.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

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

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States