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Emergency Management & 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.

Emergency Management & Resilience

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.

Degrees available


  1. Risk, Incidents and Leadership

  2. Emergency Planning & Preparedness

  3. Integrated Emergency Management: Policy & Issues

  4. Training & Exercise Design and Delivery

  5. Researching Perspectives & Practice

  6. Business Continuity & Crisis Management

  7. Resilience, Security & Emerging Technologies

  8. Community Preparedness, Recovery & Resilience

  9. Working Paper

What are the benefits?

  • 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

Who developed the degree?

Coventry secured a gold rating in the UK government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is the country’s top modern university in the Guardian University Guide 2018.

What experience do you need?

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.

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Learn flexibly and pay as you go

You can pay for each program in the degree as you go, making it possible to gain a qualification in a flexible and affordable way.

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