Risk Analysis, Disasters and Resilience MSc (Part-time)

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.

Student testimonials
"The modules offered help me to tailor the course to meet my specific interests in the field, and the department's lecturers and researchers are experts in the field"
Julia Sequela
"I learned about topics such as displacement, vulnerability and sustainable livelihoods, and finally found myself able to articulate how I felt about them. The lecturers created a space for debate and the course equipped me with a way of thinking, reading, writing and speaking that will benefit me regardless of the path of my career takes. Doing the degree in Disasters., Adaptation and Development at King's surpassed all expectations, and studying it was a transformative experience."
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The part-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. 

Course details

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. 

Entry requirements

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.

Career outcomes

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. 

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