MSc Risk, Resilience & Sustainability

University College Dublin    UCD School of Geography

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year Full Time, 2 years Part Time
Environmental Sciences (13) Geography (17) Geology (18)

About the course

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

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, transportation and political systems. 

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Entry Requirements

- A degree with at least GPA 3.08 (2.1/2H1) or international equivalent in Geography or related discipline.
We would encourage applicants from those with at least a GPA 3.08 (2.1/2H1) in a related area that provides appropriate background.

- In certain circumstances, we will consider students who have a GPA 2.48 (2H2) and some relevant work or other experience. Contact Prof. Jacky Croke

- Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element) or equivalent.

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Student Profile

Aoife Bennett

Graduated in 2021

“Having just completed the MSc in Risk, Resilience and Sustainability, I cannot recommend the programme enough.

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