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Hazards and Disaster Management

Summary

Type of degree
MSc
Subject
Natural Hazards
Location
London, United Kingdom
Course language
English
Website
http://www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate-course/hazards-disaster-management-msc/

Description

You will study the underpinning scientific principles of both natural hazards (eg hurricanes, storms and tornadoes, flooding, landslides, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis and radon gas emissions) and human-induced disasters (eg terrorism, explosions and oil tanker accidents).

You will also cover modern disaster management strategies and planning techniques for the mitigation (eg structural measures and education), preparation (eg early warning), response (eg search and rescue) and recovery (eg insurance) phases.

You will also undertake active research in one or more of your chosen hazard areas.