A new cutting‐edge Master of Science degree programme, which will begin in October 2013, is now accepting applications (until 30 June 2013). The “Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security” programme will provide postgraduate students with the detailed knowledge, critical understanding, and strategies and tools required to take an interdisciplinary approach towards environmental risks and human security.
The course structure and its contents address innovative issues and new concepts to better understand the complexity of physical changes in the Earth’s system (e.g., climate change, hazards), and how the interaction of these changes with societal processes (vulnerability, resilience) produce risks.
Developed by the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and the Department of Geography of the University of Bonn (GIUB), the two-year programme will teach students how to investigate and manage various resources related to environmental hazards by applying science-based principles and methodologies to disaster risk management.
Upon completion of their studies, successful students will be granted an officially accredited Joint Master of Science Degree certificate.
This joint degree builds on the success and capability of existing research programmes on social and environmental vulnerability and risk management at both UNU-EHS and GIUB. The “Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security” programme will derive from different research areas, such as vulnerability assessment, resilience analysis, risk management and adaptation strategies within linked human–environment systems, as well as environmentally induced internal displacement and transboundary migration.
Visit the MSc programme announcement page on the UNU-EHS website for more information, including admission requirements and how to apply.