Natural Hazards

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

College of Life and Environmental Sciences


Code 20951

Level of study First Year

Credit value 10

Semester 1

Module description

The module aims to provide an insight into the causes and effects of natural hazards and the way in which natural processes and human activity interact to produce them and, sometimes, increase their effects. The course will also examine the problems involved in determining the timing and magnitude of the hazards and will assess mitigation procedures to minimise their effects. The hazards examined include volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides, floods, glacier-related hazards and hurricanes

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures and project