Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2
Mutually Exclusive
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Essay  (2,500 words)  100%
Supplementary Assessment Essay  (2,500 words)  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

​1. Analyse historical trends in hazard events, and demonstrate an understanding of future scenarios.

2. Critically assess risk in a wide variety of hazard contexts.

3. Propose effective mitigation strategies for a wide variety of geohazards.

Brief description

In Geohazards you will be introduced to hazard events across the globe, and examine the physical processes, societal impacts and mitigation strategies for such hazards. You will consider historic trends in hazards, and future projections in a changing climate.


A variety of themes will be discussed, which may include extreme weather, riverine floods, glacial hazards, seismic and volcanic hazards, and extra-terrestrial hazards.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Students will tackle problems involving number, including statistical analysis of trends.
Communication Students will develop a range of communication skills, including: reading in different contexts and for different purposes; writing for different purposes and audiences; speaking in different contexts and for different purposes; communication via film assessment.
Improving own Learning and Performance Not formally addressed
Information Technology Students will use a range of common software packages, and develop communication skills involving information and data. Students will use film technology.
Personal Development and Career planning Students will develop awareness of their personal skills, beliefs and qualities.
Problem solving Students will identify factors which might influence potential mitigation solutions, and evaluate advantages and disadvantages of such solutions.
Research skills Students will undertake an analysis of academic and non-academic sources and produce academically appropriate reports.
Subject Specific Skills Students will develop awareness of geohazards in the student’s subject area.
Team work Students will develop an understanding of group dynamics, contribute to the setting of group goals, contribute effectively to the planning of group activities, and play an active part in group activities.


This module is at CQFW Level 5