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
Full-time – 1 year; Part-time – 2 years
Overview
4 programs
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 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.

17 May 2021

UK students – £4,900
International students – £4,900

13 September 2021

UK students – £3,466
International students – £5,333

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
Full-time – 1 year; Part-time – 2 years
Overview
9 programs
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 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.

17 May 2021

UK students – £14,700
International students – £14,700

13 September 2021

UK students – £10,400
International students – £16,600

Postgraduate UK/EU students

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus will apply. If the duration of the course is longer than one academic year, we may increase the fee for each subsequent year of study but any such increases will be no more than inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit; this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

Postgraduate international students

The tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.

Please see our Tuition Terms and Conditions.

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.

What you’ll get as a degree student with FutureLearn

  • 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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