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UCL Natural Hazards for Insurers course now open

UCL Natural Hazards for Insurers course now open A risky world - and getting riskier. 

Planet Earth is a risky place, and the risks are ramping up year on year. Increasing urbanisation, growing wealth concentration, climate change and environmental degradation are conspiring to impose growing pressures on insurers and reinsurers to seek ways of limiting exposure to natural hazards.

UCL's unique, CII-accredited, Natural Hazards for Insurers postgraduate certificate programme is designed specifically to help tackle this growing threat, through providing insurance professionals with a deeper understanding of natural hazards and the means by which their impacts on the market can be managed, mitigated or avoided.

The course has an enviable record in providing catastrophe modellers, underwriters, brokers and other insurance professionals with the intellectual and practical tools that are essential for making more informed decisions in their day-to-day encounters with natural hazard exposure and loss.

Established by top hazards scientists at UCL and other leading academic institutions, in collaboration with the Under 35s group and market professionals, the course provides a flexible programme that accommodates the demands of a full-time professional career. A strong emphasis is placed on developing an improved understanding of natural hazards and the processes and mechanisms that influence and drive them. The core content centres on hazards of most immediate interest to the market, notably windstorms, floods and earthquakes.

Geotechnical topics such as dam reservoir safety and radioactive waste disposal are also, however, addressed, as are critical aspects of earthquake and wind engineering.

For further information about the programme, click here

The course provides 60 prior learning credits towards completion of the CII's Advanced Diploma in Insurance (ACII). For those who already hold the ACII, the course can count as the major achievement for CII Fellowship

UCL is now accepting applications for the October 2016 entry.

If you would like a course brochure or have any questions or queries about the programme, contact course director Professor Bill McGuire at, quoting reference CIIDR. 
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