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This course covers topics including flooding, volcanic activity, earthquake, tsunami, landslides, debris flows, coastal erosion, ground dissolution and collapse. This course has been accredited by the Geological Society of London. This accreditation scheme recognises those MSc programmes which offer advanced professional and scientific training, and provides an accelerated route for you to attain Chartered Status.
The course is comprised of two parts:
firstly, the taught component that runs between September and April each year and comprises the lecture, workshop and practical elements of the course; secondly, a five-month independent research project (May to September), which is supported by individual tutorials and research training sessions.
Course themes include:
natural hazard processes
numerical hazard modelling and simulation
volcanology and seismology
flooding and hydrological hazards
hazard and risk assessment
field reconnaissance and geomorphological mapping
spatial analysis and remote sensing
geo-mechanical behaviour of earth materials
landslides and slope instability
impacts and remediation of natural hazards
Teaching and assessment
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, workshops, seminars and tutorials. Each unit includes hands-on practical sessions designed to give you the skills in laboratory, computer and field techniques; this in-class teaching is also supplemented by extensive use of webbased and library learning resources. The course also includes an extensive fieldwork programme designed to provide field mapping and data collection skills.
The course provides vocational skills that lead on to employment in the insurance industry, government agencies and specialist geoscience companies. Graduate destinations have included major re-insurance companies, geological and geotechnical consultancies, local government and government agencies.
A 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in Geology, Earth Science, Applied Geology, Civil Engineering, Geography, Environmental Science or a related discipline. Industrial experience will also be considered on an individual basis.
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 or equivalent.
|CAE score:||75(Grade B)|
The Geological Society
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