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Disaster Management and Resilience MSc (Online)

Disaster Management and Resilience MSc (Online)

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Disaster Mitigation

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Natural disasters and armed conflict have existed in human existence throughout history. Disaster Management and Resilience MSc can develop 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 in the in the developing and developed world.

Disaster management has been taught at Coventry for over 20 years and this postgraduate course covers the advanced research skills, knowledge and management expertise, to deal effectively with future disasters, encouraging you to adopt a strategic and holistic perspective. It aims to develop your expertise and capacity to identify, analyse, interpret and manage risk and disaster issues successfully focusing on less economically developed contexts across the world, focusing on sustainable solutions and building community resilience.

Course information

This programme is designed to provide you with the opportunity to develop the 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.

It aims to enable you to deal with complex multifactorial disasters, in a professional, organisational, national and international capacity, through developing strategies which will increase our resilience to risks and threats to both economies and societies.

You should gain a solid understanding of the key theories within the areas of humanitarian practice, development, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. You should be equipped with skills needed to evaluate the activities of NGOs, multilateral agencies and institutions and undertake risk and vulnerability assessments at an appropriate level of seniority, including important developments in the field of humanitarian relief and operations.

Career prospects

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 Our part-time students are often sponsored by their employers and our graduates have gone on to work for a range of organisations, including, governments, NGOs and private sector organisations.

Different course options

Study mode

Online

Duration

5 years

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

Community Preparedness, Recovery and Resilience
Resilience, Security and Emerging Technologies
Disaster Risk, Resilience, Adaptation and Sustainability
Training and Exercise Design and Delivery
Risk, Incident and Leadership
Disaster Interventions, Evaluation and Learning
Researching Perspectives and Practice
Humanitarian Principles, Preparedness and Response

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,000

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

Successful applicants must normally hold at least a second-class honours degree from a discipline relevant to the Programme. 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