Description

Disaster impacts and conflict reduce or reverse economic growth, diminish household capacity and plunge an ever-increasing number of people into poverty. Despite all our efforts, inequality continues to increase, as does our global population’s vulnerability to disaster.
Globally, more money is spent on disaster response and relief than on proactive risk reduction, despite more than 30 years of research and policy development which state the benefit of reducing risks before disaster strikes.

If you a looking to start your career in disaster management and humanitarian action, or currently work in a local or national government disaster management agency, an NGO or civil society organisation and need to further your career; this course could provide you with the advanced skills and knowledge you need.

Learning from our team and alumni associates in disaster management, humanitarian assistance, capacity building and disaster risk reduction, this specialist master’s course encompasses up-to-date thinking in disaster theory, management policy, strategy and practice. The modules that comprise this course are specifically designed for those on the MSc Disaster Management and Resilience course.

Study Details:

MSc 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Module Details:

Semester 1

  • Disaster Risk, Resilience, Adaptation and Sustainability
  • Training and Exercise Design and Delivery
  • Resilience, Security and Emerging Technologies
  • Community Preparedness, Recovery and Resilience

Semester 2

  • Risk, Incident and Leadership
  • Researching Perspectives and Practice
  • Humanitarian Principles, Preparedness and Response
  • Disaster Interventions, Evaluation and Learning

Semester 3

  • Working Paper
  • Global Professional Development-Consultancy

Programme Funding

Funding opportunities including scholarships available 

Student Destinations

Previous graduates have gone to work here in the UK and in countries all over the world, including Denmark, Finland, Germany, Bangladesh, China, Pakistan, the United States and Canada. Some have taken up roles as planning officers, emergency planners, international humanitarian coordinator, disaster risk reduction analysts and deployable emergency response managers, while others have joined emergency services, public administration or pursued research and lecturing within education.

Employers of our previous graduates have included: UNICEF, UNEP, WFP, Action Centre La Faim (Toronto, Canada), the Institute for Risk Management and Climate Change (Bogota, Colombia), WWF, Danish Refugee Council, Deutsche Bahn, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Mumbai, India), United Nations Population Fund (Jakarta, Indonesia), the British and German Red Cross, The Netherlands Institute for Safety, Medecins Sans Frontieres and the Military.

Fees

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Entry Requirements

A 2:2 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Applicants with a lower class of degree and/or professional experience only will be individually considered and will usually be interviewed prior to being offered a place on the course.

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