University of Glasgow

Degree level: Postgraduate

Environmental Risk Management (Dumfries Campus) (Taught)

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Course summary

This interdisciplinary programme will allow you to acquire an in-depth understanding of how risks from natural hazards materialise and affect societies globally and to develop conceptual and analytical skills to assess and propose innovative solution. The programme is delivered through a mixture of approaches including lectures, seminars, field classes and experiential learning. Students have the opportunity to undertake a work placement with a wide range of organisations and apply theoretical and practical skills developed throughout the core courses. WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • You will be studying in the South of Scotland where the landscape offers opportunities for multiple field visits to study real case examples of risks linked to natural hazards (in the sea, on the coast, on land)
  • There will be a choice between a dissertation or work placement in the last semester
  • The opportunity to hear from guest lecturers from government and non-government organisations, from international agencies and from academia
  • You will develop subject-specific knowledge of environmental risk management with broad-application from local to global levels.
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE There are 4 core courses of 20 credits each. Learners will have to take 2 optional courses from a list of 6 courses. They will have the choice between a dissertation or work placement (60 credits). Teaching approaches consist of a mixture of lectures, seminars and tutorials, solution focused workshop sessions (including laboratory sessions) and field-based study. The programme aims to develop graduate attributes using different assessment approaches including group-work, reports, essays, practical classes, dissertation/placement, laboratory analysis and presentations. In some courses there is an emphasis on investigation, self-study, seminars and more in-depth analysis of topics. Subject specific and research skills are developed through extended practical projects. The courses involve formal classroom contact, tutor-led practical exercises and e-learning. Field, laboratory and computer based practical skills and associated quantitative analysis and data interpretation, form key outcomes of the programme. Group work is an important feature of the subject and will be integral to many aspects of the programme. Core Courses Research Methods in Environmental Risk and Management Responding to Risks in Aquatic Environments Responding to Risks in Terrestrial Environments Theories, Practice and Policies in Environmental Risk and Management Optional Courses Ecology, Environment and Conservation Environmental Communication Environmental Ethics and Behaviour Change Environmental Politics and Society Leadership and Management Working in an Inter-Agency Environment

How to apply

International applicants

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Entry requirements

Subjects relevant to this programme are Geography (both physical and human); Environmental Sciences; Civil or Ecological Engineering.

Fees and funding

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Sponsorship information

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Environmental Risk Management (Dumfries Campus) at University of Glasgow - UCAS