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UCL (University College London): Geophysical Hazards

Institution UCL (University College London) View institution profile
Department Earth Sciences
Study type Taught


Our MSc programme provides a broad introduction to geophysical hazards, together with advanced courses in volcanic, earthquake, meteorological and hydrogeological hazards. A key goal is to provide an essential grounding in critical analysis that can be widely applied to several fields, from pure research to the commercial sector.

Our programme offers a unique focus on quantitative and qualitative models for hazard forecasting and assessment, and demonstrates how knowledge of the controlling processes is vital for improving decision making during emergencies, for raising awareness among vulnerable communities and for evaluating and implementing mitigation strategies.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of eight core modules (120 credits) and an independent research project with dissertation (60 credits). Four of the core modules introduce the broad spectrum of geophysical hazards and provide key skills training; the remaining four modules investigate individual hazards in detail. 

Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded a MSc in Geophysical Hazards.


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