The new Masters in Environmental Sciences with Disaster Risk Science is a research based Masters composed of a full dissertation.
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;
- Public health professionals;
- Educators and communicators;
- Meteorologists; and
- Disaster information technology specialists.
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.
The course duration is two years. Titles of dissertations must be registered within six months after registration.
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