Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

What's the Master's Geo-information Science and Earth Observation about?

Learn to predict and monitor multi-hazard risk and help reduce our vulnerability to disasters

Master's Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation

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Earthquakes and extreme weather are triggers for disasters in many parts of the world. The effects of climate change and of cities that keep on growing bigger and bigger are also increasingly harmful. Our exposure and vulnerability to landslides, (flash)flooding and other hazards are continuously changing. Would you like to know why and when natural hazards can turn into disasters? Want to play a role in minimizing their impact and reducing disaster risk? Then ITC’s specialization in Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction is what you are re looking for.

In our specialization courses we deal with natural hazards, vulnerability and disaster risk by combining geo-information technology with an earth science perspective. You will gain insight in methods to analyze, predict and monitor hydro-meteorological and seismic hazard processes. You will study how hazards and risk may change in the future due to global changes. You will also learn how geo-information is used in the evaluation of disaster risk reduction measures, in disaster preparedness planning and in post-disaster damage assessment. For your Master's research you’ll have the option to join forces with ITC’s research group 4D-Earth.


This course is eligible for various partial and full scholarships.

You must first apply for admission to the course. This will ensure that your application for admission can be processed in time for consideration for the scholarship.

More information about scholarships.

Specialization courses 

See the full programme structure for a complete overview of courses in the Master's Geo-information Science and Earth Observation. 


Master's specialization

This specialization is part of the Master's Geo-information Science and Earth Observation.

Joint Master's

ITC has entered into partnerships with reputable qualified educational institutes for the purpose of providing joint courses in several countries. Under this arrangement, (part of) the programme, leading to a diploma in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation from the University of Twente, can be conducted at the partner institute.

Key information

Top rated programme
CROHO code
Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
Geo-information Science and Earth Observation
2 years
100% English-taught
Starting date
1 September 2022
End date
26 July 2024
Tuition fees
Full period 2022 / 2023
full-time, institutional
€ 16.500
Additional costs
Cost of living, year
€ 11.500
Insurance, full programme
€ 1.260
Visa, full programme
€ 207