M.Sc. Geological and Environmental Hazards

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP13700 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP6400 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
This course focuses on the physical processes that generate natural hazards through an advanced understanding of geological and environmental processes. You will be fully trained by internationally recognised experts in hazard identification, terrain evaluation techniques as well as hazard modelling and risk assessment techniques. Providing you with the essential skills to monitor, warn and help control the consequences of natural hazards.

Description

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What will I experience?

On this course you can:

  • Be taught by experts, who have extensive industrial and consultancy experience and strong research portfolios
  • Gain experience of environmental assessment techniques, plus a range of other skills such as mapping using GIS, GPS and remote sensing technologies
  • Go on numerous fieldtrips, both locally and overseas, to undergo specialist field training
What opportunities might it lead to?

This course is accredited by the Geological Society of London. It offers advanced professional and scientific training providing an accelerated route for you to attain Chartered Status, such as Chartered Geologist (CGeol) and Chartered Scientist (CSci) on graduation.
Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:

  • aid organisations
  • environmental organisations
  • offshore work
  • civil sector roles
  • mining
  • insurance companies

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • GBP13700 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP6400 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

Course Content

Courses Included:
  • Natural Hazard Processes
  • Numerical Hazard Modelling and Simulation
  • Catastrophe Modelling:
  • 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
  • Independent Research Project

English Language Requirements

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6.5

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Requirements

  • 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 with no component score below 6.0.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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