Coventry University program

Community Preparedness, Recovery and Resilience

Evaluate concepts and models of community resilience and its relationship to preparedness and recovery.

This program is part of the MSc Emergency Management and Resilience and MSc Disaster Management and Resilience degrees offered by Coventry University

Assess the effectiveness of community resilience interventions

This program aims to provide you with a high-level conceptual understanding of resilience and its relationship with preparedness and recovery activities carried out by and on behalf of communities.

Through analysis of UK and international case studies, you’ll have the opportunity to evaluate determinants of resilience and the role of professionals and communities in preparedness, recovery and resilience.

You will also have the opportunity to explore methods for engagement with community groups and the role of public service providers.


5 courses

Delivered by expert academics

Coventry secured 5 QS Stars for Teaching and Online Learning in the QS World University Ranking 2020 and has received No. 1 in the world for Massive Open Online Courses in MoocLab’s World University Ranking 2021.

Please note that the staff described in the 'Who will you learn with?' section below may be subject to change.

  • Coventry University

Who will you learn with?

I'm an Associate Lecturer at Coventry University Online and a current practitioner working in Emergency Planning for a large NHS Trust in the North West.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion you should be able to:

  • Critically analyse models, social theory and conceptual views of community

  • Evaluate concepts and models of community resilience and their relationship to preparedness and recovery and associated policy, strategy and case studies of local interventions

  • Evaluate the key factors that influence the degree and rate of community recovery

  • Propose an effective approach for engaging with communities to support preparedness, recovery and resilience

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