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MScDisaster Management

Coventry University
United Kingdom, Coventry / London
Tuition fee £12,656.00 per year
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The last three decades have seen a substantial rise in the number and
frequency of disasters. Global warming, together with its associated
extreme weather events make it likely to see this trend continue.

It is becoming increasingly important to foster resilience and a
capacity to withstand disaster events, as a part of reducing and
managing risk within a broader context of sustainable development.

The course aims to provide students with the research skills,
knowledge and management expertise to deal with future crises,
emergencies and disasters in the developed and developing world.

Indicative Course Content

The course covers a range of subject areas, such as:

  • Disaster Theory and Practice
  • Risk Assessment
  • Emergency and Disaster Planning
  • Managing Health in Emergencies and Disasters
  • The Management of Natural and Environmental Disasters
  • Field Skills for Studying Natural Environments
  • Business Continuity Management
  • GIS, Science and Services
  • Research Design and Methods
  • Dissertation Topic

A Postgraduate Certificate may be awarded following completion of
four modules; a Postgraduate Diploma would require the successful
completion of four additional modules (8 in total); and an MSc degree
would also require the successful completion of a dissertation.

Career opportunities

Qualified disaster professionals are in high demand. Our part-time
students are often sponsored by their employers and our graduates are
much sought after by a range of organisations, including, governments,
NGOs and private sector organisations.

The Programme’s goal is to enhance graduates’ employability by
giving students the knowledge and skills necessary to critically
evaluate and apply key elements of disaster mitigation, preparedness,
response and recovery, including the ability to conduct assessments of
hazards, risks, vulnerability and capacity. Also, through providing
students with an understanding of approaches that may be used
internationally to reduce and manage risk, the Programme aims to
prepare students for employment in a wide range of careers focused on
disaster intervention.

Apply now! Fall semester 2019/20
Application deadline
Sep 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Vilnius time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application period has ended
Studies commence
Oct 1, 2019
Apply now! Spring semester 2019/20
Application start
Sep 1, 2019
Application deadline
Sep 1, 2019 23:59
Europe/Vilnius time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries.

Studies commence
Feb 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States