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Environmental Risk Management MSc

University of Glasgow

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Glasgow

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

This interdisciplinary programme will allow you to acquire an in-depth understanding of how risks from natural hazards materialise and affect societies globally and to develop conceptual and analytical skills to assess and propose innovative solution. The programme is delivered through a mixture of approaches including lectures, seminars, field classes and experiential learning. Students have the opportunity to undertake a work placement with a wide range of organisations and apply theoretical and practical skills developed throughout the core courses.


  • You will be studying in the South of Scotland where the landscape offers opportunities for multiple field visits to study real case examples of risks linked to natural hazards (in the sea, on the coast, on land)
  • There will be a choice between a dissertation or work placement in the last semester
  • The opportunity to hear from guest lecturers from government and non-government organisations, from international agencies and from academia
  • You will develop subject-specific knowledge of environmental risk management with broad-application from local to global levels.


The set of skills you will acquire in the programme will allow you to pursue a diversity of careers in the private sector including consultancies; public organisations, in particular those dealing with issues related to disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and sustainable development; non-governmental organisations and intergovernmental organisations; or you can proceed to undertake PhD research and a potential academic career.

Application deadline

29 August 2021

Tuition fees

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£ 19,350per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University of Glasgow

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    University of Glasgow, The Fraser Building, 65 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G12 8QQ, Scotland

A wide range of international scholarships are available including International Excellence scholarships and postgraduate awards.
Meet students from across the university with over 250 clubs and societies available – ranging from international student societies to the Harry Potter society.
Pre-sessional English language provision available prior to starting university, and English language support options throughout the duration of study.

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