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MSc Risk, Resilience & Sustainability


University College Dublin UCD School of Geography

Full time & Part time See Course MSc Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years

About the course

Risk, Resilience and Sustainability are three keywords of our time. A deeper understanding of risk, the ways in which it is generated, experienced and managed is fundamental to addressing many of our pressing societal issues. Concepts such as ‘critical infrastructure’ underpin government initiatives to prepare, and manage for, global challenges such climate change, natural disasters, ecological uncertainty, and extreme social inequity. The concept of sustainability is heavily enshrined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) , which have been widely taken up as a road map for future development around the world. The key objective of the course is to explore how sustainability and resilience work together in the safeguarding of ecosystem services, the economy, construction,

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Entry Requirements

A primary degree with at least GPA 3.08 (2.1/2H1) or international equivalent in Geography or a related discipline.

We would encourage applicants from those with at least a GPA 3.08 (2.1/2H1) in a cognate area that provides appropriate background to the programme.

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 7.0 (no band less than 6.5 in each element) or equivalent


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