German Studies: Language, Culture and History

Study mode:On campus Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 10.5 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 26.4 k / Year(s) Deadline: Aug 2, 2024
16 place StudyQA ranking:6654 Duration:12 months

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Risk and disaster reduction, particularly within the contexts of dealing with uncertainty and increasing resilience, are high on local, national and international agendas. The Risk, Disaster and Resilience MSc aims to meet the growing need for experts trained to analyse and provide solutions to these complex issues.

What will I learn?
Students will learn about and explore the characterisation, 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 benefit from a wide range of taught modules which form the focus of the programme.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?
The UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR), where teaching for this programme is based, leads and co-ordinates multi-disciplinary research, knowledge exchange and advanced teaching in risk and disaster reduction across UCL.

UCL is uniquely well placed to lead research and teaching in this field; in addition to at least 70 academics across 12 departments and seven faculties involved in world-class research, the IRDR has established links with non-governmental organisations, industry and government departments based in and around London.

Teaching and project supervision will be provided by active researchers, practitioners and policy-makers, all of whom are leaders in their respective fields.

Career
This programme provides 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 supports the career development of professionals already working in risk and disaster reduction, as well as those who intend to go into this field.

Availability: Full-time 1 year; Part-time 2 years

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of four core modules (60 credits), optional modules (to the combined value of 60 credits) and an independent research project (60 credits).

A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time nine months, part-time two years) is also offered.

Core Modules
* Integrating Science into Risk and Disaster Reduction
* Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards and Vulnerability
* Emergency and Crisis Planning
* Emergency and Crisis Management

Options
* Choose options (to the combined value of 60 credits) from a list which may include the following:
* Resilience*
* Disaster Risk Reduction*
* Post Disaster Recovery
* Adapting Cities to Climate Change
* Disaster Risk Reduction in Cities
* Seismic Risk Assessment
* Geological and Geotechnical Hazards
* Meteorological Hazards
* Earthquake Seismology and Earthquake Hazards
* Risk and Contingency Planning (Security and Crime Science)
* Investigating Research**
* Research Methods**
* Research Proposal**
* *strongly recommended
* **students can take a maximum of one out of these three programmes

Dissertation/report
All students undertake an independent research project of 10,000 words which culminates in a research project and presentation.

Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, directed reading and practical problem-solving exercises with an emphasis on hands-on learning and tutorial-style dialogue between students and lecturers. Assessment is by independent and group oral presentations, written examination, coursework essays, and the independent project. Practical applications of critical and creative problem solving will be encouraged and assessed throughout.

Normally a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelors degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL iBT® test: 92 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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