Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Environmental Science with Hazards and Disasters (including Sandwich Year)

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Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston – This course is accredited by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). – The subject is brought to life through overseas fieldwork at locations susceptible to hazards such as earthquakes and volcanoes. – The course is highly practical and you’ll work alongside hazard practitioners in fields such as floods and volcanoes. About this course What are the causes of earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, hurricanes, floods and landslides? How do we plan for them, lessen their impact and handle the emergencies that can result? This course examines the physical science of natural hazards, the social factors that can contribute to disasters, emergency planning and disaster risk reduction (DRR). You’ll gain expertise in a range of practical and field techniques through “real-world” exercises. Guest speakers come from a variety of DRR organisations, provide first-hand learning opportunities and introduce you to potential career paths.

Course details


Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Year 1: GG4020 - Digital Earth and Spatial Analysis, GG4080 - Introduction to Physical Geography and Environmental Hazards, GG4030 - Understanding the Environment, GG4090 - Research and Fieldwork Methods. Year 2: GG5155 -Cartography, Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis, GG5400 - Design and Management of Environmental Projects, GG5180 - Ecology and Conservation, GG5020 -Land, Water and the Environment, GG5155 -Cartography, Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis, GG5140 - Disaster Risk Reduction, GG5190 - Geomorphology and Geophysical Hazards. Year 3: GG6140 - GIS: Transforming Geography and Environment, GG6080 - Land and Water Resources Management, GG6070 - The Challenge of Climate Change, GG6400 - Research Project, GG6130 - Disaster Management.

Assessment method

Teaching includes lectures, seminars and tutorials, practical classes and integrated fieldwork study. We place an emphasis is on learning through experiences and there is field and practical work at all stages, including local and overseas fieldwork. Assessment is varied and your assignments may replicate tasks you are likely to face in the workplace including report writing, role-playing exercises, presentations and environmental hazards and disaster management project exercises.

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  • Environmental Management and Assessment, Institute of

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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Environmental Science with Hazards and Disasters (including Sandwich Year) at Kingston University - UCAS