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Hazards & Disaster Management Masters (MSc): Fieldwork

Fieldwork opportunities on this course

Fieldwork is an essential part of the Hazard and Disaster Management MSc. As well as contextualising the academic aspects of the course, fieldwork is used to:

  • improve your understanding of the techniques used to gather field data; and
  • provide an opportunity to conduct 'read-world' hazard management exercises.

You will undertake a supervised week-long visit to a European field destination affected by multi-hazards (usually to Tenerife in June). You will conduct hazard, risk and vulnerability assessment of the area and evaluate existing hazard management strategies by the regional/local authorities.

Fieldwork is an important part of learning key skills associated with hazards, and as such some field work is compulsory. The University typically requires students to contribute financially to the cost of fieldwork.

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Travelling to the volcanoStudying volcanologyLogging volcano depositsLecturer Neil Thomas briefs studentsStudents work independently and in groups to log dataStudents work independently and in groups to log dataEl TeideEl TeideStudying the CalderaStudying the CalderaStudying landslide hazardsStudying landslide hazardsThe vulnerability of the local community to volcanic hazardsThe AccommodationWorking back at the accommodation  a classroom with a viewWorking back at the accommodation  a classroom with a view and time for staff and students to relax and socialise too and time for staff and students to relax and socialise tooSunset view from the accommodation

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