With insight from academics and professionals in public, private and third-sector organisations, the part-time MSc in Risk Analysis, Disasters and Resilience offers a critical understanding of differential vulnerability and exposure to hazard and how they shape adaptation and resilience. The course is taught primarily at the King's College department of Geography on their Waterloo campus. The university itself is ranked seventh in the UK, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021.
The full-time MSc in Risk Analysis, Disasters and Resilience at King's College London provides an understanding of environmental, societal and technological risk. Using interdisciplinary development perspectives, leading academics and professionals in the field provide insight on managing these risks in both a global North and South context.
The programme emphasises a wide range of public policy, organisational and societal settings, evaluating options, and development of reflexive problem-solving strategies. Performance will be assessed through coursework, written and practical exams and a 12,000 word dissertation. Scholarship and practice are drawn together in this course through a combination of theoretical and case-based modules, and an internship programme.
Applicants should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above, though candidates who do not achieve a 2:1 but have relevant professional or voluntary experience will also be considered. The university website has more detail on International entry requirements and English language entry requirements.
By combining and applying both theoretical and technical concepts learned from case-studies across the global North and South, this course sets you up with the range of skills you need to work in careers such as development, politics, human rights and more. Being exposed to both the ethical and practical issues in research and management of risk, disasters and resilience in this unique course will help prepare you for the real-world challenges of working in the sector.