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Intelligence, Security and Disaster Management MSc

Intelligence, Security and Disaster Management MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Disaster Mitigation Security

Course type


Course Summary

In this course you develop the practical and theoretical knowledge you need to work in the fields of intelligence, security, emergency planning, crisis and disaster risk reduction and management in the UK and overseas. This course uniquely combines the social science disciplines of criminology and sociology with natural sciences in the field of geoscience, and through public and environmental health. This unique combination examines resilience, risk reduction and response to real world concerns associated with terrorism, extremism, radicalisation and applied intelligence studies, exploring climate, migration and natural hazard risk reduction and response through emergency and disaster management. The MSc Intelligence, Security and Disaster Management course is made up of three stages – Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and MSc.

An MSc Intelligence, Security and Disaster Management opens up many career options, including: Emergency Planning Officers in private or public sector roles; Crisis Management; Risk Assessors; Atomic and nuclear emergency response; First responder services (Police, Fire and Ambulance Services); British Transport and Nuclear Police; Civil Service; Infrastructure Protection; Business Continuity; Humanitarian Aid; Governments in the UK and elsewhere in intelligence roles, military or civil intelligence and/or security services; National Crime Agency; United Nations (UNHCR, UNICEF); Civil Aviation; Security in the private sector; Environmental and public health roles in international arenas; Disaster Managers and Disaster Relief Specialists; Travel and Insurance Specialists; Underwriter; British Red Cross (BRC) and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC); People in Need (Rapid Deployment Professionals); Relief International; Save the Children; Goal Global; International Human Rights roles; and International public sector.

Different course options

Full time | Kedleston Road Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Introducing Risk and Managing Disasters (40 Credits) - Core
Research and the Skilled Practitioner (20 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Tuition fee for 2018/19 is £825 per 20 credits and all fees may be subject to annual increase.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Tuition fee for 2018/19 is £13,500 and all fees may be subject to annual increase.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need: an undergraduate degree (2:2 or above) in a social science subject (criminology, sociology, psychology, international relations, policing, criminal justice), natural sciences (including but not exclusive to geography, earth sciences) or health (across a range of programmes to be discussed with programme leader), business studies or economics. We also welcome applicants who have substantial professional experience but do not have a degree, subject to personal statements, references and interviews with the programme leader.

University information

The University of Derby is spread across three campuses in Derby, Buxton and Chesterfield. Derby is proud to welcome students from more than 100 countries around the world, so you’ll be part of a diverse, international community. Whether you are progressing from undergraduate study, want to change or develop your career, or simply study the subject you love in more depth, the University offers a wide range of courses and flexible study...more