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PGDip Global Crisis, Conflict, and Disaster Management

PGDip Global Crisis, Conflict, and Disaster Management

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Full time | University of Reading | 12 months | 20-SEP-21

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Disaster Mitigation Conflict Management (Business) Safety Administration / Regulations Civil Law

Course type


Course Summary

This new and innovative multidisciplinary PGDip Global Crisis, Conflict and Disaster Management programme examines the role of global (national, regional and international) law, policy, and practice across the spectrum of possible conflicts, ‘man-made’ and ‘natural’ disasters.

This globally unique programme in disaster law is accessible to law and non-law graduates, especially professionals engaged in conflict, humanitarian aid and disaster response management.

You will examine law, policy and practice, with multidisciplinary perspectives. and develop key professional and personal skills. Benefit from embedded mentoring, employability and practical training delivered by practitioners.

We were ranked 10th for research intensity in a recent national assessment, with 100% of our research rated as world leading or internationally excellent, which feeds directly into your learning.

A series of non-assessed, employability-orientated practical training events, held inside and outside the classroom, will take place throughout the programme. Such training opportunities are aimed at consolidating and applying substantive knowledge learnt as well as developing transferable professional and personal skills. This will include the opportunity for you to undertake a fantastic and unique practical ‘fragile/hostile environment training’ package delivered by external professional trainers.


Global architecture of crisis, conflict and disaster management
Human rights law, policy and practice
Law of armed conflict
Disaster management
Hazard, risk, vulnerability and resilience

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You need a good undergraduate honours degree (2.1 or above), or equivalent from a university outside the UK. Our students come with a variety of relevant legal and non-legal experience and all applicants are considered on individual merit.