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Organisational Resilience MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Business Studies Risk Management Security Management Planning & Control Systems

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course Overview

The MSc Organisational Resilience is designed to provide those working in resilience roles, such as risk managers, security, crisis or business continuity managers, an opportunity for advancement to senior positions. The course is also particularly suited to those looking to advance their careers following service in the emergency services or military, given the flexible nature of the programme, combined with the course faculty experience. The University has strong links with industry and is a holder of the Silver Military Covenant Award. Our supportive tutors can provide you with the knowledge to help you to plan for, and respond to, resilience challenges.

The programme is particularly relevant to those who have long-term experience and are seeking validation and evidence of this through the achievement of a postgraduate qualification. It is for students who wish to apply academic rigour to their professional capability and development, and will allow successful graduates to be differentiated from and be more competitive than their peers, who may not have taken such an approach.

What will this course cover?

Organisational resilience requires, because of the growing inter-relationship and blurred boundaries between the various elements, and the constant development of new risks and the need to mitigate them; the development of organisational and individual capability and knowledge across a range of contributing areas and of the organisational behaviours needed to support them. Therefore, this programme is designed to attract and educate those with a specialist interest in the following areas and sub-disciplines:

security
business continuity
crisis and incident management
emergency management
disaster response and recovery
threat risk and impact perspectives.

All of these components are to some extent complementary and considered to be contributing elements to the understanding and developed capability to devise, plan and manage resilience within organisations. By allowing students to take a holistic approach to the subject matter and to understand the theories that inform it, the course allows them to develop confidence, capability, critical and multi-dimensional thinking at high levels. Current and relevant, the course keeps pace with world developments and the changing dynamics of resilience planning and implementation.

Course Details

Bucks has strong expertise in this area. Our Organisational Resilience academic team has a wealth of experience across many relevant disciplines with decades of experience in helping management focus and prepare for potential threats.

With their blend of industry knowledge and academic expertise, our tutors give you the practical, managerial and intellectual skills that will help make your organisation highly resilient. Our uniquely holistic approach enables all disciplines to work better together for greater resilience.

Employability

What are my career prospects

This programme equips you with skills that add value to competitive organisations. On successful completion of this award, students from all backgrounds will find their employment prospects enhanced and their understanding of the multiple facets of Organisational Resilience significantly deepened.

How will you help me prepare for my future career?

A huge range of businesses need to plan for resilience, so we tailor the programme to suit your particular industry. You can specialise in the areas most relevant to your career.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

18 months

Start date

NOV-19

Modules

Security Management
Civil Protection, Crisis and Emergency Management
Business Continuity Management and Perspectives
Research and Dissertation
Threat, Risk and Impact Perspectives

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,950

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£11,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold a good honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent, although we have a flexible approach to our application process. Relevant career experience will be considered in place of qualifications, for example: the armed forces, police, security industry or in risk management, business continuity, crisis and/or emergency management.

University information

Bucks New University is a friendly, vibrant place to study. It has over 125 years experience of providing employer-lead higher education, having started out in 1891, running evening classes for the local community and retraining soldiers into new employment. Today, the university still focuses heavily on employability, with courses which blend together academic teaching with professional and practical elements. There is an on-going commitment...more