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Hazards & Disaster Management Masters (MSc): Entry requirements

What you need to apply for this course

The Hazards and Disaster Management course is open to both those entering direct from their undergraduate studies and those already in employment.

Minimum entry requirements are:

  • Good honours degree (lower second or better) or equivalent in a relevant subject such as geography, geology, environmental sciences, GIS or Earth science or equivalent;
  • relevant non-certificated learning; or
  • an appropriate combination of certificated and non-certificated learning.
  • Your degree qualifications will be checked and verified once we receive your application.

Please note: each application is assessed on an individual basis and may be subject to additional requirements, such as undertaking short course(s), work experience and/or English language qualification(s). Meeting particular minimum entry requirements does not automatically guarantee a place.

The application process

Early applications are advised. Please note that you will be required to supply references. You will have the opportunity of visiting the University on one of our postgraduate open days. 

English language requirements

In order to complete your programme successfully, it is important to have a good command of English and be able to apply this in an academic environment. Therefore, if you are a non-UK applicant* you will usually be required to provide certificated proof of English language competence before commencing your studies.

For this course the minimum requirement is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements may be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider.

* Applicants from one of the recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

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This course is taught at Penrhyn Road

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