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Disaster Management and Resilience MSc

Disaster Management and Resilience MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Disaster Mitigation

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course develops your existing skills to help you manage risk and respond to disasters, food insecurity and conflict. If you are interested in careers focused on disaster intervention or are a current practitioner seeking to update your knowledge 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. This programme is designed to provide you with the opportunity to develop knowledge and practical skills needed to identify, critically analyse, assess and successfully manage increasingly complex disasters, operating confidently in policy development, strategy implementation and response management. The overall aim is for you to be able to contribute to the strengthening of community, professional, organisational, national and international capacity to deal with complex multifactorial disasters in the future, developing strategies which will increase our resilience to risks and threats to both economies and societies. The course aims to enable you to develop your skills in problem-solving, teamwork and leadership, project management and communication, all of which are qualities employers demand. 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.

Different course options

Full time | Coventry University | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,350

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students with a lower class of degree and/or with a qualification in other subject areas will be individually considered and will usually be interviewed prior to being offered a place on the course. Applicants without a first degree, but who have considerable relevant work experience and/or a relevant professional development qualification, will also be considered for admission to the Programme, on merit. Such applicants will be interviewed and may be required to provide supportive evidence of their career to date.

University information

Coventry University is famed for its top-class student support facilities, including the Jaguar Centre, which was designed specifically to support postgraduate students. Postgraduate courses are offered in an array of subjects like Creative Writing, Social Work, Financial Management, Aerospace Engineering and Psychology. You can gain a postgraduate qualification through teaching, online learning or research. Options include: Certificate...more