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Geoenvironmental Hazards, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #1001 (WUR) Cambridge, United Kingdom
Natural hazards such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes and tsunamis are some of the most significant challenges facing society on a global scale.
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Overview

Other environmental hazards and issues such as flooding, landslides, contaminated land and polluted water often arise from human impact on the earth’s surface and resources. Furthermore, there are growing concerns that climate change is increasing the frequency and magnitude of environmental hazards and disasters. This course will provide you with a scientific understanding of the causes and effects of natural and environmental hazards, as well as the skills to analyse, evaluate and monitor hazards and to predict, mitigate and manage their impact and future effects.

  • Develop a wide range of fieldwork, laboratory and key skills needed to analyse, monitor, mitigate and manage natural and environmental hazards;
  • Travel to a variety of fieldwork destinations in the UK and abroad.

Career Prospects

The geoenvironmental hazards degree will provide you with an extensive range of graduate skills that employers are looking for, including IT and communication skills, project management, report writing, problem solving, group work and oral presentation skills. These skills are of great value to them and to you in your career.Career options may include graduate positions with local authority planning departments, Government agencies, international development agencies, utility companies, charitable organisations and environmental consultancies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include
  • Introducing Human Geographies 
  • Practical Skills for Geography and Environmental Science 
  • Introduction to Geographical and Environmental Science Research
  • Introduction to Natural Hazards 
  • Dynamic Earth 
  • Science of the Physical Environment 
  • Research Methods for Physical Geography and Environmental Science
  • Weather, Climate and Soils 
  • Digital Geographies 
  • Disaster Management and Risk Reduction 
  • Field-Based Risk Assessment and Risk Reduction 
  • Environmental Pollution 
  • Dissertation in Natural and Environmental Hazards 
  • Training for Disaster Management and Response in the Professional World 
  • GIS Solutions for Hazard Management 
  • Environmental Monitoring and Management 
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Hydrology and Flood Management
  • Environmental Law

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    58

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

120 UCAS Tariff points, normally to include Geography, Geology, Environmental Science or a related subject, plus GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent).

Some typical examples of how you can achieve 120 UCAS Tariff points are detailed below.

  • A Levels – BBB;
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications) – Distinction, Distinction, Merit (DDM);
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma – 45 credits at Level 3, for example 24 credits at Distinction and 21 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this undergraduate degree on a part-time basis in academic year 2019/20, the tuition fee will be £77 per credit, i.e. £1,540 per 20 credit module.

Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this undergraduate degree, financial support arrangements are still to be announced.

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