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Geographies of Risk

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 4
Module lead
Eli Lazarus
Academic year

Module overview

The module will explore risk, hazard, exposure, vulnerability, resilience, and sustainability, all in the context of climate change: how these concepts relate to the Earth's physical and ecological systems, and to cultural and socio-economic structures of different societies.

Case studies, presented by experts in their fields of human and physical geography, will illustrate how understanding interactions and feedbacks between human and physical systems might help societies mitigate and/or adapt to environmental hazard and risks of this dangerous world.