Natural Hazards


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
  • Hurricanes


  • 20 hours lectures


  • Exam (50%)
  • Coursework Project (50%)