MSc in Environmental Science with Disaster Risk Science




Qualification code: 2CT N07          Curriculum code: N801P

What this course offers:
The MSc in Environmental Sciences with Disaster Risk Science is a researched based masters qualification achieved with the successful completion a full dissertation. This qualification emphasises the multi-sector and multi-disciplinary nature of disaster risk reduction. Individuals with an interest in addressing issues of disaster risk through a developmental focus should apply.
Admission requirements:
  • Any honours degree or National Higher Technicon Diploma on an NQF level 8 and appropriate work experience. 
  • A limited number of candidates will be admitted to the programme annually, depending upon the availability of the personnel capacity of the African Centre for Disaster Studies. 
  • All applications will be strictly judged according to academic merit with an average of 65%
  • Access to the internet and email is compulsory 

Duration and Structure:
The course duration is two – three years (Full-time or Part-time). Students register for one module – DRRS 871 with 180 credits. Titles of dissertations must be registered within six months after registration. 

To apply, visit the NWU website. Applications will only take place online at 

Academic Enquiries:
Please contact Mr. JC van Rooyen on +27 18 299 4069 or or Ms. Maria Raubenheimer on +27 18 299 4249


Financial Enquiries:

For financial enquiries you can email or find more information here: 


Last updated: 4 November 2022