REGISTRATION FOR ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES – STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY, SOUTH AFRICA
Registration has opened for the 2017 Stellenbosch University academic year. Prospective students can apply for either;
1)Disaster Risk Studies
This is a 6-week postgraduate module in the BA Honours in Geography and Environmental Studies degree programme. The module is hosted by the Research Alliance for Disasters and Risk Reduction (RADAR), an internationally recognised Centre of Excellence for Risk Education and Learning for disaster risk reduction.
The course provides students with an integrated understanding of disaster risk and its implications for sustainable development in southern Africa, with a specific focus on South Africa. Disaster risk teaching in this course is explained as an outcome of the interplay between human and natural factors.
Particular thematic area’s and activities include:
· Contemporary Disasters
· Emerging Urban Risks
· Human Development and Disaster Risk Reduction
· Flood and Fire Risk
· Climate Change, Climate Variability and Extreme Weather Events
· 1 Week Risk and Vulnerability Assessment field project
2) MPhil in Disaster Risk Science and Development
This cross-disciplinary one-year programme is offered by the Research Alliance for Disasters and Risk Reduction (RADAR), within the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies.
The programme aims to equip participating students with the skills to investigate, analyse and understand disaster risk. It also seeks to strengthen student capabilities to understand the complex interactions between social and physical risk-producing processes at local, national and regional scales. The course provides students with the skills needed for careers in applied disaster risk scholarship as well as in practice settings including community development, climate change adaptation and disaster risk management / reduction. The MPhil programme combines taught modules with independent research reflected in a mini-thesis.
Focus areas include:
· Disaster Risk Science and Development including Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
· Disaster Risk Assessment and Analytics (including interdisciplinary risk assessment approaches, methods and tools)
· GIS and Remote Sensing Application for DRRfor more information please click on the icon