This programme is implemented by the United Nations University Institute for Environmental and Human Security (UNU-EHS). Below, you will find general information about the programme. For comprehensive details, including the full admissions requirements and application materials, please visit the UNU-EHS website.
The joint master of science (MSc) in Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security is offered by UNU-EHS and the Department of Geography, University of Bonn (GIUB). The programme is scheduled to launch in autumn 2013 and is aimed at providing students with the detailed knowledge, critical understanding, strategies and tools necessary to take an interdisciplinary approach towards environmental risks and human security.
Building on the success and expertise of existing research programmes on social and environmental vulnerability and risk management at both UNU-EHS and GIUB, this two-year MSc programme will teach students how to investigate and manage various resources related to environmental hazards by implementing science-based principles and methodologies in disaster risk management.
The Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security programme incorporates a wide range of research areas, including vulnerability assessment, resilience analysis, risk management and adaptation strategies within linked human-environment systems, and environmentally induced internal displacement and transboundary migration.
Upon graduation, students are awarded a joint MSc degree by the United Nations University and the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University of Bonn.
Applicants must have experience or demonstrate a strong interest in environmental science as well as international organizations and structures. Applicants should possess an undergraduate degree in geography or another related area of study.
The sole medium of instruction in the programme is English. Applicants are therefore required to demonstrate English language proficiency before entry. Applicants who are not native English speakers are required to submit official evidence of English language proficiency. Please click here for more information on the admissions requirements.
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The two-year programme comprises four semesters. Students must acquire at least 120 credit points; 90 credits from the various available course modules and 30 credits from the master’s thesis. Students are also required to complete an internship at a UN agency or similar organization as part of their programme of study. Course modules include:
For a detailed overview of the programme’s course structure please click here.
For further information about this programme please visit the UNU-EHS website.
If you have further questions about this programme after visiting the website, please direct your inquiries to the following email address: master-georisk-AT-ehs.unu.edu.