Kingston University London - Environmental Science with Hazards and Disasters BSc (Hons)

Kingston University London

Environmental Science with Hazards and Disasters BSc (Hons)

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 organizations, provide first-hand learning opportunities and introduce you to potential career paths.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • 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.

Entry Requirements

  • Degree 96–120 UCAS points from a minimum of two A-levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications; Degree with foundation year 32 points.

  • An A-level (or equivalent) in any subject is considered but we prefer one or more from Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, or Physics. General Studies are not normally accepted.

  • Alternatively, BTEC Extended Diploma with grades MMM or BTEC Diploma with grades DD.

  • IELTS of 6.0, with no element below 5.5.

Career Prospects

Graduates pursue careers in a variety of commercial, industrial and public sector organisations such as local governments, INGOs, first responders (such as the police and fire service), civil defence, insurance companies and environment consultants.

Career opportunities after completing Environmental Science with Hazards and Disasters BSc (Hons)

  • Agricultural scientist. 

  • Environmental consultant.

  • Air pollution analyst.

  • Natural resource manager.

  • Recycling officer.

  • Environmental educator.

  • Nature conservation officer.

Course Details

As a pathway of the Environmental Science BSc(Hons) the Hazards and Disasters pathway focuses on the key themes of natural hazard science, disaster management, and emergency planning.

 The First 

Year provides a broad understanding of earth sciences, the environment, and natural hazards. You'll study the building blocks of environmental science including geology and hydrological, atmospheric, and ecological systems. You'll also study modules in Geographical Information Science (GIS) and explore a variety of research and fieldwork methods.

Year 1

Digital Earth and Spatial Analysis
Introduction to Physical Geography and Environmental Hazards
Understanding the Environment
Research and Fieldwork Methods

Year 2

Rivers, Oceans and Atmospheres
Design and Management of Environmental Projects
Disaster Risk Reduction
Geomorphology and geophysical hazards

Year 3/4

GIS Transforming Geography and Environment
The Challenge of Climate Change
Research Project
Disaster Management

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