Master of Science in Environmental Sciences with Disaster Risk Science

Qualification code: 2CT N07    Curriculum code: N801P

What this course offers

The new Masters in Environmental Sciences with Disaster Risk Science is a research based Masters composed of a full dissertation.

Who Should Apply

This qualification emphasises the multi-sector and multi-disciplinary nature of disaster risk reduction. Individuals with an interest in addressing issues of disaster risk through a developmental focus should apply.

  • Functionaries in disaster risk management centres;
  • International humanitarian organisations
  • NGOs and CBOs;
  • Town planners;
  • Development planners;
  • Environmental/natural resource managers;
  • Social/community workers;
  • Politicians;
  • Public health professionals;
  • Educators and communicators;
  • Economists;
  • Geographers;
  • Meteorologists; and
  • Disaster information technology specialists.
Admission requirements

Minimum admission requirements are any Honnours degree or National Higher Technicon Diploma and appropriate work experience (NQF level 8). The number of admissions is limited and the programme committee will evaluate all applications on academic merit with an average of 65%. Access to the Internet and e-mail is compulsory. Applications are open and will close end of November of each year.

Duration and structure

The course duration is two years. Titles of dissertations must be registered within six months after registration.

Method of instruction

The programme follows a semi-distance learning model. Students are required to attend two sessions per semester. Examinations can be written at our decentralised centres

Please contact Mr. JC van Rooyen (+27 18 299 4069) or Ms. Maria Raubenheimer (+27 18 299 4249) for enquiries regarding the Masters programme.