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UCL
INSTITUTE
FOR
RISK
AND
DISASTER
REDUCTION
UCL
INSTITUTE
FOR
RISK
AND
DISASTER
REDUCTION
UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction
University College London
Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom
Location: Main Campus, South Wing (2nd flr)
PG Graduate
Cert Risk Programmes
and Disaster Reduction
Post
web: www.ucl.ac.uk/rdr
phone: +44 (0)20 3108 1101
email: [email protected]
[email protected]
Why UCL?
At UCL we are proud of our pioneering history, our distinguished
present and our exciting future. UCL is a great place to be a
student.
World-class: UCL is one of the world's best universities and is
consistently placed in the global top 20 in world rankings.
Cutting-edge: Our new programmes include the latest
discoveries and developments – so students would be on the
cutting-edge. UCL is a world-leader in research, with outstanding
results in the 2008 Research Assessment.
Innovation: We are London’s Global
University – our programmes provide
a global perspective to students.
Diversity: Around 35% of our
students come from outside the UK,
so UCL has a cosmopolitan, friendly
and inclusive atmosphere.
Location: We are based in the heart
of London which gives students
outstanding academic, professional
and social benefits.
How to apply
Entry requirements: Normally a minimum of an upper secondclass UK Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline or an
overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
You may choose to apply online or download application
materials, for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps
L’Aquila, 2009
Programmes at UCL Institute for Risk
and Disaster Reduction
Risk and disaster reduction, particularly within the contexts of
dealing with uncertainty and increasing resilience, are high on
local, national and international agendas. UCL Institute for Risk
and Disaster Reduction offers programmes with taught and
research components, which aim to meet the growing need for
experts trained to analyze and provide solutions to complex
issues: www.ucl.ac.uk/rdr/teaching
What will I learn?
Students will explore the characterization, quantification,
management and reduction of risk and disasters, and their
associated impacts, from a diverse range of scientific, technical,
socio-economic, political, environmental, ethical and cultural
perspectives. They will acquire advanced levels of knowledge of
empirical, theoretical and practical aspects of risk, disaster and
resilience, and will gain research experience and the ability to
effectively communicate research.
Why study at UCL IRDR?
The UCL IRDR leads cross-disciplinary
research, knowledge exchange and
advanced teaching across UCL, with
engagement from over 70 academics
across 12 departments and 7 faculties.
Teaching and project supervision will be
provided by active researchers, practitioners
and policy-makers, all of whom are leaders
in their respective fields.
Careers
The programmes provide excellent training towards careers in
research, research communication, public policy, (re)insurance,
catastrophe modelling, finance, risk management, international
development, humanitarian assistance, engineering, and many
other fields. It also offers research training for professionals
already working in risk and disaster reduction.
Types of Programme
All the post graduate programmes are centred around the IRDR
core taught modules; the programmes differ in the total number of
credits needed, the number of taught modules taken and whether
there is an independent research project.
Masters Programmes
MSc and MRes students undertake the equivalent of a full year of
study. As part of the programme, students do an independent
research project. The MSc is suitable for students who want to
have a wide range of taught courses and do an independent
research project; the taught components are the focus of the
programme, with the independent project constituting about one
third of the student’s time. For MRes students, the dissertation is
the focus of the programme, with taught modules aimed to support
their learning and development; the MRes programme is ideal for
students wanting to complete a considerable piece of research,
possible as training for a research career.
Post graduate Diploma and Certificate
The PGDip and PGCert programmes comprise taught courses
with no independent research project; these programmes are
aimed at students who want to increase their knowledge, with less
of a time commitment than a masters. PGDip students take double
the number of modules as PGCert students.
Teaching and Learning
The programmes are delivered
through lectures, directed reading
and practical problem-solving
exercises, with an emphasis on
hands-on learning and tutorialstyle dialogue between
students and lecturers.
Caspian Sea
Who can apply?
The programmes aim to train the next generation of innovative,
creative and objectively critical researchers, thinkers, practitioners
and decision-makers in risk and disaster reduction.
Master of Research in Risk and DIsaster
Reduction
Master of Science in Risk, Disaster and
Resilience
Director: Professor David Alexander
Availability: Full-time 1 year; Part-time 2 years
Director: Professor David Alexander
Availability: Full-time 1 year; Part-time 2 years
MRes students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits:
two optional core taught modules or courses (15 credits each),
two taught skills modules (15 credits each), and a substantial
independent research project (120 credits). The programme may
be completed as a stand-alone MRes, or it may be used as
training towards subsequent completion of a PhD.
MSc students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits: four
compulsory core taught modules or courses (15 credits each), four
optional taught modules (15 credits each), and an independent
research project (60 credits).
4 Compulsory Core Taught Modules
Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards and Vulnerability
Integrating Science into Risk and Disaster Reduction
Emergency and Crisis Planning
Emergency and Crisis Management
Optional Taught Modules
A choice of modules within the following subjects:
A choice of the following modules:
Urban Planning for Disasters and Climate Change
Anthropology of Risk, Power and Uncertainty
Societal Resilience to Disasters
Geophysical Hazards
Seismic Risk
Security and Terrorism Risk Reduction
Research Skills
Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards and Vulnerability
Integrating Science into Risk and Disaster Reduction
Emergency and Crisis Planning
Emergency and Crisis Management
Dissertation
All students undertake an independent research project, which
cumulates in a research report and presentation.
Caspian Sea
L’Aquila, Italy
2 Optional Core Taught Modules
2 Taught Skills modules
A choice of modules within the following subjects:
Investigating Research
Research Methods and Proposals
Dissertation
Students undertake a substantial independent research project,
which culminates in an independent report and presentation.
Onagawa, Japan
TwinSat
Post Graduate Diploma in Risk, Disaster,
and Resilience
Post Graduate Certificate in Risk and
Disaster Reduction
Director: Professor David Alexander
Availability: Full-time 1 year; Part-time 2 years
Director: Dr Joanna Faure Walker
Availability: Part-time 1 year
PGDip students undertake modules to the value of 120 credits:
four compulsory core taught modules or courses (15 credits
each) and four optional taught modules or courses (15 credits
each).
PGCert students undertake modules to the value of 60 credits:
four core taught modules or courses (15 credits each). The
programme may be completed as a stand-alone PGCert, or it may
be used as training towards subsequent completion of a PGDip or
Masters.
4 Compulsory Core Taught Modules
Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards and Vulnerability
Integrating Science into Risk and Disaster Reduction
Emergency and Crisis Planning
Emergency and Crisis Management
Ferrandina
4 Compulsory Core Taught Modules
Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards and Vulnerability
Integrating Science into Risk and Disaster Reduction
Emergency and Crisis Planning
Emergency and Crisis Management
Optional Taught Modules
A choice of modules within the following subjects:
Urban Planning for Disasters and Climate Change
Anthropology of Risk, Power and Uncertainty
Societal Resilience to Disasters
Geophysical Hazards
Earthquake Engineering
Security and Terrorism Risk Reduction
Research Skills
Colombia
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