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Peryglon Amgylcheddol (MSc)

  • Hyd: 1 flwyddyn
  • Dull astudio: Amser llawn

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Dyddiad dechrau

Diwrnod agored

Dysgwch am astudio'n ôl-raddedig yma yn ystod ein Diwrnod Agored nesaf.

Pam astudio’r cwrs hwn

This course provides an advanced understanding of environmental hazards and technical expertise in risk assessment with a focus on the methods needed to analyse past hazards and forecast future ones.


Societal impact

Join the global effort to make our society more resilient against natural disasters, as outlined in the Sendai framework and endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly.


Specialist modules

Develop an advanced understanding of environmental hazards and technical expertise in risk assessment, with hands-on experience using field and laboratory equipment and professional software.


Research-led teaching

Experience research-led teaching from leading practitioners who will share their diverse expertise in the interdisciplinary science of hazard assessment and risk management.


Graduate prospects

Gain the skills required by graduate employers in hazard management, environmental consultancies, urban resilience planning, government policy, and crisis communications industries, or for further research in this evolving field.


Independent project

Complete a research project driven by your own interests in a location of your choosing, including outside of the UK.

Our society is facing unprecedented environmental hazards driven by climate change and the rapid expansion of the world population. Global and local disasters cause many fatalities and cost billions of pounds every year. Earth scientists with expertise in the specialist hazard field are able to mitigate the impact of natural hazards, such as floods, earthquakes, landslides, volcanoes and coastal erosion, and environmental hazards created by people, such as air and water pollution.

On this course you will develop an advanced understanding of environmental hazards and technical expertise in risk assessment. This will include crucial skills in numerical and statistical modelling, remote sensing, fieldwork, and data analysis. There will be plenty of opportunities to gain hands-on experience using state-of-the-art field and laboratory equipment and high level, professional software. You will handle the latest modelling methods using remote sensing data from satellites such as CubeSat constellations and Sentinel, which are used to image the surface of the Earth.

With the skills required to predict, track and mitigate disasters, you will be an attractive candidate for a range of employment and research opportunities within government, government agencies, environmental consultancies, flood risk, utility and insurance companies. Plus, you will become part of the global effort to make our society more resilient against natural disasters as outlined in the Sendai framework and endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly.

Ble byddwch yn astudio

Ysgol Gwyddorau'r Ddaear a’r Amgylchedd

Rydym yn gwneud synnwyr o'n byd sy'n newid ac yn datrys rhai o'r heriau mwyaf sy'n wynebu ein cymdeithas, economi ac amgylchedd.

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Academic requirements:

Typically, you will need to have either:

  • a 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject area such as geography, geology, or urban planning, or an equivalent international degree
  • or a university-recognised equivalent academic qualification.

Applicants with a 2:2 honours degree in environmental science, geography, geology or related subject may be invited to participate in a telephone or remote interview.

English Language requirements:

IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with 5.5 in all subskills, or an accepted equivalent.

Other essential requirements:

You may choose to supplement your application with:

  • a detailed CV
  • or any other supporting material you may consider to be appropriate.

Application deadline:

We allocate places on a first-come, first-served basis, so we recommend you apply as early as possible.

Selection process:

We will review your application and if you meet the entry requirements, we will make you an offer.

Rhagor o wybodaeth am ofynion Iaith Saesneg.

Mae'n rhaid i ymgeiswyr sydd angen Fisa myfyriwr i astudio yn y DU gyflwyno cymhwyster iaith Saesneg derbyniol er mwyn bodloni gofynion UKVI (Fisâu a Mewnfudo y DU).

Euogfarnau troseddol

This is an “unregulated” programme which means that you are not required to complete a DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) check or provide a Certificate of Good Conduct. Applicants to unregulated programmes will only be required to disclose their criminal record if they are currently subject to any licence condition or monitoring restriction that could affect their ability to successfully complete their studies such as, but not limited to, access to lab facilities including chemicals, access to computers or devices that can store images, use of internet and communication tools/devices, curfews, freedom of movement and contact with a person/persons related to Cardiff University.

More information about this can be found in the Criminal conviction policy, procedure and guidance and will be sent to you if you are successful in receiving an offer.

Strwythur y cwrs

This is a full-time course undertaken in one academic year.

For the first seven months, from September to April, you will complete taught modules to a total of 120 credits during the Diploma stage of your degree.

If you pass the Diploma stage you will progress onto the Master’s stage, where you will undertake an individual project (worth 60 credits) culminating in a dissertation. This project will be carried out during the summer under the supervision of a member of academic staff.

Mae'r modiwlau a ddangosir yn esiampl o'r cwricwlwm arferol. Byddant yn cael eu hadolygu cyn blwyddyn academaidd 2021/22. Bydd y modiwlau terfynol yn cael eu cyhoeddi erbyn mis Medi 2021.

The first year is composed of compulsory modules. The autumn term provides an introductory theoretical background and advanced methodological training. The spring term provides a more integrated view of the issues of risk assessment, vulnerability, and resilience.

Finally, the 60-credit dissertation provides students with an opportunity to conduct hazard research in their specialised area of interest.

Mae'r Brifysgol wedi ymrwymo i ddarparu amrywiaeth eang o opsiynau modiwl lle’n bosibl. Ond byddwch yn ymwybodol er y byddwn yn gwneud pob ymdrech i gynnig dewis, gall hyn gael ei gyfyngu mewn rhai amgylchiadau. Y rheswm am hyn yw'r ffaith mai dim ond nifer cyfyngedig o leoedd sydd ar gael ar rai modiwlau, a gaiff eu dyrannu ar sail y cyntaf i'r felin. Mae'n ofynnol i fodiwlau eraill sicrhau isafswm nifer o fyfyrwyr cyn gallu eu cynnal, er mwyn gwneud yn siŵr y gellir cyflwyno addysg o ansawdd priodol. Gall modiwlau gael eu cyfyngu oherwydd gwrthdaro yn yr amserlen hefyd, ac er bod y Brifysgol yn ymdrechu i amharu cyn lleied â phosibl ar eich dewis, byddai'n syniad da i chi ofyn am gyngor gan yr Ysgol berthnasol am y dewisiadau modiwl sydd ar gael.

Dysgu ac asesu

Sut y caf fy addysgu?

The School of Earth and Ocean Sciences has a strong and active research culture which informs and directs our teaching. We are committed to providing teaching of the highest standard allowing students from a range of backgrounds to fulfil their potential.

The methods of teaching we employ may vary from module to module. Generally we teach using a mixture of methods including lectures, small group workshops, computer based laboratory exercises, and field based trips. Where possible, lectures will be recorded so you can watch and study in your own time.

Most of your taught modules will have further information for you to study and you will be expected to work through this in your own time according to the guidance provided by the lecturer for that module.

Sut y caf fy asesu?

Modules are entirely assessed based on a range of different coursework assessments that combine both individual and group exercises. The delivery of the coursework is balanced between different modes of assessment from presentations, written assessments (essays and reports), and laboratory practical assessments.


Feedback on coursework may be provided via written, oral, or video-based comments on work submitted, by provision of ‘model’ answers and/or through discussion in contact sessions.

You will usually receive your feedback from the module leader. If you have questions regarding your feedback, module leaders can give advice and guidance on your progress.

Sut y caf fy nghefnogi?

You will be allocated a personal tutor when you enrol on the course. A personal tutor is there to support you during your studies, and can advise you on academic and personal matters that may be affecting you. You should have regular meetings with your personal tutor to ensure that you are fully supported.

For your dissertation, we will allocate you an academic supervisor who is there to provide assistance and feedback on how your advanced project work is progressing. You should keep in in regular contact with your academic supervisor by email and attend at least one personal progress interview at Cardiff University during the dissertation period.


We use the University’s virtual learning environment, Learning Central, to share course materials, including handouts, professional reports, videos, images, further reading and links to government agencies. You may also use Learning Central to communicate and share ideas with fellow students and course tutors in discussion circles. Where possible, lectures will be recorded and shared via Learning Central so you can watch and study in your own time.

You will have full use of the Science Library, which houses materials related to Earth and Ocean Sciences, as well as the other University libraries.      

Support services

Cardiff University offers a wide range of support services which are open to our students, such as the Graduate Centre, counselling and wellbeing, financial and careers advisors, the international office and the Student Union. 


We aim to create an inclusive, supportive and welcoming environment that respects the dignity of staff and students of all ages, ethnicities, disabilities, family structures, genders, nationalities, sexual orientations, races, religious or other beliefs, and socio-economic backgrounds.

We are committed to the Athena SWAN principles and have been awarded a Bronze status.



Pa sgiliau y byddaf yn eu hymarfer a’u datblygu?

Knowledge & Understanding:

On successful completion of the course you should be able to:

  • Categorise environmental hazards in terms of their underlying processes and drivers.
  • Critically evaluate the causes and impacts of vulnerability to environmental risk.
  • Develop a working definition of resilience to cope with global environmental hazards.
  • Appraise the risks of complex environmental hazards.

Intellectual Skills:

On successful completion of the course you should be able to:

  • Test deterministic and probabilistic models of environmental hazards.
  • Critically evaluate and objectively analyse environmental hazard problems and develop appropriate, creative solutions.
  • Summarise and critically assess complex hazard data and theory to forecast future risk.

Professional Practical Skills:

On successful completion of the course you should be able to:

  •  Design risk assessments for environmental hazards.
  •  Handle the range of data needed to critically assess environmental hazards and an ability to incorporate these into specific case studies.
  • Prepare to pursue opportunities for career development and lifelong learning and appreciate the potential effects of global change.

Transferable/Key Skills:

On successful completion of the course you should be able to:

  • Create analysis using complex deterministic and probabilistic models.
  •  Critically evaluate literature to effectively communicate ideas, principles and theories by oral, written, and electronic means.
  • Work effectively as a team member or leader in a team and as an individual, cultivating initiative, personal responsibility and decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations.
  • Handle a range of remote sensing methodologies.

Ffioedd dysgu ar gyfer dechrau astudio yn 2021

Myfyrwyr o'r DU

Blwyddyn Ffioedd Dysgu Blaendal
Blwyddyn un £9,700 Dim

Myfyrwyr o'r UE, AEE a'r Swistir

Bydd gwladolion yr UE, yr AEE a'r Swistir sy'n dechrau yn 2020/21 yn talu'r un ffioedd dysgu â myfyrwyr y DU drwy gydol eu cwrs.

Os ydych chi'n wladolyn o'r UE/AEE neu'r Swistir, oni bai eich bod yn gymwys i gael statws ffioedd y DU, bydd ffioedd dysgu ar gyfer 2021/22 yn unol â'r ffioedd a godir ar fyfyrwyr rhyngwladol. Mae UKCISA wedi darparu gwybodaeth am Brexit a ffioedd dysgu.

Myfyrwyr o weddill y byd (rhyngwladol)

Blwyddyn Ffioedd Dysgu Blaendal
Blwyddyn un £21,950 £1,000

Rhagor o wybodaeth am ffioedd dysgu a blaendaliadau, gan gynnwys ar gyfer myfyrwyr rhan-amser a pharhaus.

Cymorth ariannol

Gallai cymorth ariannol fod ar gael ar gyfer unigolion sy'n bodloni rhai meini prawf. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth yn ein hadran arian. Dim ond hyn a hyn o gymorth ariannol y gall y ffynonellau hyn eu cynnig, felly ni allwn warantu y bydd pawb sy'n bodloni'r meini prawf yn cael arian.

Costau ychwanegol

Not for any compulsory activity

A fydd angen unrhyw gyfarpar penodol arnaf I astudio’r cwrs hwn?


Costau byw

Rydym wedi ein lleoli yn un o ddinasoedd mwyaf fforddiadwy y DU. Rhagor o wybodaeth am gostau byw yng Nghaerdydd.

Gyrfaoedd a lleoliadau gwaith

Following this degree you will be an attractive candidate for a range of employment opportunities within government, government agencies, environmental consultancies, flood risk, utility and insurance companies. Potential career paths could include international development or environmental hazard science.

If you prefer to continue on a more academic career pathway, you may choose to continue your studies with a PhD on a hazard-related topic.



Ysgoloriaethau Rhagoriaeth Meistr

Dyfarniad o £3000 sy'n agored i holl fyfyrwyr y DU a'r UE sy'n bwriadu astudio un o'n cyrsiau Meistr ôl-raddedig.

Cyllid Graddau Meistr Ôl-raddedig

Os ydych yn ddarpar fyfyriwr gradd Meistr ac yn dechrau eich gradd meistr ym mis Medi 2020 neu’n hwyrach, gallech wneud cais ar gyfer benthyciad ôl-raddedig ar gyfer eich gradd ym Mhrifysgol Caerdydd.

Camau nesaf


Ymweliadau Diwrnod Agored

Cofrestrwch ar gyfer gwybodaeth am ein dyddiadau yn 2021.

Gwnewch ymholiad

Cysylltwch â ni am ragor o wybodaeth am y cwrs hwn.


Mwy o wybodaeth am ein prifysgol fyd-eang.

Rhagor o wybodaeth

Pynciau cysylltiedig: Earth sciences, Hazard management, Environment, Environmental science

Data HESA: Hawlfraint yr Asiantaeth Ystadegau Addysg Uwch Cyfyngedig 2020. Ni all yr Asiantaeth Ystadegau Addysg Uwch Cyfyngedig dderbyn cyfrifoldeb am unrhyw gasgliadau neu benderfyniadau sy'n deillio o drydydd partïon o'i data. Daw’r data o Arolwg Hynt Graddedigion Diweddaraf 2017/18 a gyhoeddwyd gan HESA ym mis Mehefin 2020.