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Applied Earth Sciences, with specialization in Natural Hazards & Disaster Risk Management

Degree type
MSc
Language of education
English (100%)
Duration
9 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
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Accreditations
NVAO
Type of institution
Research University
City
Enschede

Program description

The course on Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Management analyses the processes within a landscape setting that lead to disasters. GIS and remote sensing are used in the analysis procedures.

The sustainable use of land and earth resources is a key factor in economic development. In our daily life we are continuously confronted with situations that have a direct link with earth resources and related processes. The buildings in which we live and work are constructed of materials from the earth, the soil produces our daily food, and mineral resources provide fuel for transport and cooking.

The course on Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Management analyses the processes within a landscape setting (and the drivers behind them) that lead to disasters. GIS and remote sensing are used in the analysis procedures. The course concentrates more specifically on the assessment of geological and hydrological hazards and on the determination of the vulnerability of elements-at-risk for multi-disciplinary disaster risk management.

The Postgraduate diploma course is designed for practitioners who are active in environmental, engineering or planning organizations and who are dealing with hazard and disaster management.

Objectives
Analyzing drivers and processes leading to disasters using GIS and remote sensing. Asessment of natural hazards (geological and hydrologicall) and vulnerability of elements at risk for multi-disciplinary disaster risk management

Instruction modes
Lectures, computer exercises, mutidisciplinary and individual projects using real-world case studies, specialization electives, excursion to DRM organizations, international fieldwork, MSc research and thesis writing.

About the University of Twente

The University of Twente focuses on the development of technology and its impact on people and society. It offers bachelor, master and postgraduate programs in the field of Technology, Behavioral and Social Sciences. University of Twente students are always encouraged to look beyond the boundaries of their own field and establish links with other disciplines.

High tech, human touch. This is what characterizes the University of Twente. Some 3,300 scientists and other professionals working together on cutting-edge research, innovations with real-world relevance and inspiring education for more than 9,000 students. The enterprising university encourages students to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and is a partner of Knowledge Park Twente.

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Admission requirements

Previous education

BSc degree from a recognised university in Earth Sciences, environmental sciences, engineering, planning, or other relevant disciplines.

Professional experience

Work experience is recommended but not mandatory, i.e. in environmental, planning or mapping organizations, NGO's, DRM organizations, consulting companies, universities.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.0, TOEFL computer based: 213, TOEFL internet based: 80, TOEFL paper based: 550, CAE: C1, CPE: C2

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