King's College London

Risk Analysis, Disasters and Resilience

Waterloo Campus
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Rank: 14 (UKEAS)

Location: Waterloo Campus


Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 12 months

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King's College London, University of London has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

Our Risk Analysis, Disasters and Resilience MSc programme provides an interdisciplinary understanding of environmental, societal and technological risk and disaster in global North and South contexts. This programme is unique in bringing critical social and development perspectives on the underlying causes of disasters together with expertise on governing, managing and communicating risks complemented with insight from professionals in public, private and third-sector organisations..Understanding differential vulnerability and exposure to hazard and how they shape adaptation and resilience is complemented by technical know-how and an understanding of the political, organisational and societal contexts that shape decisions and actions.Connections between scholarship and practice are further strengthened through a combination of theoretical and case-based modules, and an internship programme. Drawing together a unique combination of scholarship from development geography and political science to sociology and psychology (that can be supplemented with environmental monitoring and mapping modules), this programme will equip you with the skills to critically analyse risk and disasters.The programme emphasises a wide range of public policy, organisational and societal setting, evaluating options, and development of reflexive problem-solving strategies.


Entry requirements

Candidates who do not achieve a 2:1 but have professional or voluntary experience will also be considered. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 7.0 (7.0, All in 6.5)

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About this university

International students

There are some 7000 students from outside the UK attending the university from around 150 different countries. As well as the Student Union there are also other facilities on offer to help adjust to life in the UK including the English Language Centre and help with legal paperwork such as visas, money and fees advice and general assistance with getting settled in. The London Student's Union, which later became the King's College London Students Union was founded back in 1873 and has claims to be the oldest in Europe. It provides students with a vast range of activities outside the classroom including over 50 different sports clubs and some 200 activity groups. It operates two bars, a shop and a gym on campus. Its student media came in the top three in the country and has an award winning website. In 2011, the union was responsible for the first student-led think tank in London, which has a membership of around 2000, making it the largest of its kind in Europe. It covers seven different policy areas and assists in lobbying politicians, NGO's and other policymakers. It also produces a peer-reviewed journal each September called The Spectrum.

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