University of New England UNE

Master of Planning and Management of Natural Hazards

University of New England UNE

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00003G

This program takes a multidisciplinary approach to looking at natural hazards and how society can build resilience in the face of natural hazards. It will build from a broad knowledge of natural hazard situations towards questions of policy development in the field of hazard mitigation. The program will cover the following topic areas: environmental factors that combine to produce natural hazards; the ecological, social and economic consequences of natural hazards and disasters; methods relevant to studying aspects of natural hazards and disasters; mitigation strategies; challenges and opportunities for policy development in the natural hazards field; future trends in planning for and managing natural hazards. The program also provides various opportunities to expand expertise in the context of natural hazards, including units that provide skills in population, physical and/or economic geography, land use planning, risk management, and Graphical Information System applications. It also fosters the development of advanced skills in academic research via a supervised dissertation.


72 credit points (equivalent to 12 standard units) including core units, a Masters Dissertation, and a choice of listed units. A student's program of study and credit points for completion are determined by the qualification used as the basis for admission.


  • Planning and management of natural hazards

Standard entry requirements

  • An AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree from a recognised university in a related field of study
  • Or admission through an articulation program
  • Meet English Language requirements

Study pathways

Students may be eligible for credit (advanced standing) for previously completed studies. An exit pathway is available for eligible students.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
UNE Armidale (main campus) Yes
  • Full-time : 1.5 years

Fee comments

Campuses: UNE Armidale (main campus).

CSP quotas apply.

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