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MSc Disaster Management and Resilience: Postgraduate Certificate in Disaster, Risk and Resilience

Explore the issues of managing risk and responding to disasters, food insecurity and conflict.

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  • Level

    Postgraduate Certificate
  • Duration

    Full-time – 1 year; Part-time – 2 years
  • Format

    Fully Online
  • Language

    English

MSc Disaster Management and Resilience: Postgraduate Certificate in Disaster, Risk and Resilience

  • Postgraduate Certificate

  • Full-time – 1 year; Part-time – 2 years

  • Fully Online

  • An opportunity to develop the skills for successful global disaster intervention

    Disasters and armed conflict have occurred in human existence throughout history.

    Whether you’re looking to start your career in disaster intervention or are a current practitioner seeking to update your knowledge, this degree is designed to grow your expertise and capacity to identify, analyse, interpret and manage risk and disaster issues in the developing and developed world.

    You will cover the topics of disaster management, humanitarian assistance, capacity building and disaster risk reduction to help minimalise loss when a disaster strikes.

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    The criteria for entry are:

    • A 2:2 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.

    • Applicants 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.

    • Relevant work experience and/or a professional development qualification will also be considered.

    • English as a Foreign Language: this course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall (for EU and International students).

    ##How can I study this course?

    This course can be studied 100% online with both full-time and part-time options.

    The full-time route takes one year to complete, or part-time two years.

    ##How much will it cost?

    This course has a UK and International fee. The Admissions Team will carry out a fee assessment where appropriate, to determine which fee is applicable.

    ###16 May 2022 UK students – £4,900<br> International students – £4,900

    ###12 September 2022 UK students – £4,900<br> International students – £4,900

    On successful completion of the degree, you should be able to demonstrate:

    • A comprehensive evaluation of risk, its components and influencing factors, approaches to assessment, and prioritisation and organisational role in planning, managing and recovering from humanitarian crises and disasters

    • A detailed knowledge of policy and approaches for mitigating, preparing for, managing and recovering from crises, conflict and disasters for responding agencies, organisations and affected communities

    • A thorough comprehension of approaches to assessing complexity and interaction and developing, monitoring and evaluating resilience in processes, systems, organisations and communities at risk from known and emergent threats in a sustainable way

    • A detailed analysis of multi-stakeholder engagement, communication, cooperation and governance in all aspects of policy and strategy development, implementation and management, at all scales in disaster contexts

    • An ability to manage information, evaluate uncertainty, ambiguity and complexity in knowledge, method and management and to make appropriate and defensible decisions for managing complex disaster situations

    MSc Disaster Management and Resilience: Postgraduate Certificate in Disaster, Risk and Resilience

  • Postgraduate Certificate

  • Full-time – 1 year; Part-time – 2 years

  • Fully Online

  • If you’d like to know more, please answer a few questions and Coventry University will get in touch with you with more information.

    What you’ll get as a degree student

  • Learn when you want by watching videos, reading articles, doing tests, and completing assignments online

  • Join online discussions and collaborate with your peers in a virtual study group

  • Enjoy discussions with feedback from expert educators

  • Get full access to the university library, online resources and support

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