Online degree

MSc Emergency Management and Resilience

Explore a range of specialist topics within emergency management and develop the necessary skills for effective risk response and implementation of successful recovery strategies.

Develop the skills required to tackle emergencies quickly and efficiently

With 24-hour news accessible through a single click, we often find ourselves looking helplessly at our screens as emergencies unfold.

The actions taken in the initial minutes of an emergency are key. Whether they’re earthquakes, transport incidents or floods, if you want to play an active part preparing for those risks and get involved in emergency response, this degree could be for you.

The degree is practitioner-facing and uses case studies in conjunction with theory and concepts, to ensure your preparedness for real-life emergencies.

Which degree is right for you?

Postgraduate Certificate

Give yourself the opportunity to improve your understanding of how emergencies should be handled, as you learn how to successfully tackle emergency management challenges and develop appropriate recovery strategies.
Duration
2 Semesters (1 year)
Price
£4,900 GBP (total tuition fee)
£1,225 GBP (price per program)
Overview
4 programs
Start dates
14 Sep 2020 (apply by 18 Sep 2020)
18 Jan 2021 (apply by 22 Jan 2021)
17 May 2021 (apply by 21 May 2021)
Language
English

What do I need to apply?

Normally 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. A relevant work experience and/or a professional development qualification will also be considered.

Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5.

How much will it cost?

September 2020 start: £4,900

January 2021 start: £4,900

May 2021 start: £4,900

What are the learning outcomes?

Upon successful completion of the course, you should be able to demonstrate:

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

  • A detailed knowledge of policy and approaches for mitigating, preparing for, managing and recovering from emergencies or crises 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

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

Masters

This degree covers a range of specialist topics within the interdisciplinary field of emergency preparedness, response, recovery and resilience. It is practitioner-facing and combines case studies with theory and concepts.
Duration
Part time 2-5 years
Price
£14,700 GBP (total tuition fee)
£1,225 GBP (price per program)
Overview
9 programs
Start dates
14 Sep 2020 (apply by 18 Sep 2020)
18 Jan 2021 (apply by 22 Jan 2021)
17 May 2021 (apply by 21 May 2021)
Language
English

What do I need to apply?

Normally a 2:2 undergraduate degree (or equivalent). We do consider applicants with professional qualifications and or relevant experience who can demonstrate the potential to succeed in study at Masters level.

Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5.

How much will it cost?

September 2020 start: £14,700

January 2021 start: £14,700

May 2021 start: £14,700

What are the learning outcomes?

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

  • A detailed knowledge of policy and approaches for mitigating, preparing for, managing and recovering from emergencies or crises for responding agencies and 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, co-operation and governance in all aspects of policy and strategy development, implementation and management at all scales.

  • An ability to manage information, evaluate uncertainty, ambiguity and complexity in knowledge, method and management, and make appropriate and defensible decisions.

  • A critical awareness of issues and challenges at the forefront of research and practice in emergencies and resilience.

  • An ability to evaluate and use appropriate methods of enquiry and analysis, and progress good practice in the discipline over the course of their career.

  • The skills demanded to research, evaluate high level material in order to produce an independent working paper that meets ethical requirements of the university, synthesises both academic and sector perspectives and presents findings and recommendations in a professional way.

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