Coventry University program

Integrated Emergency Management: Policy and Issues

Gain insight into emergency problems to set a foundation for professional practice in senior management positions.

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

Understand the key issues for strategic emergency managers and policymakers

This program explores growing challenges posed by disasters and emergencies, together with their heightened public profile and rising expectations for effective intervention.

You will assess the concepts and practice of integrated emergency management and interoperability, and examine policy-based approaches to emergency intervention.

By the end of this program, you should be able to apply political theories to emergencies and disasters to gain a better understanding of those events.


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?

A former London Fire Brigade SEVESO emergency planner, teaching emergency preparedness, the UK Civil Contingencies Act, and public policy and political economy approaches to emergency intervention.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this program, you should be able to:

  • To analyse and evaluate trends and issues in emergencies and disasters, and to evaluate their implications forintervention in these events.

  • To analyse and appraise a policy-based approach to emergency management.

  • To analyse the concepts and practice of 'Integrated Emergency Management’ and ‘interoperability’ with particular reference to challenges for multi-organisational policy and frameworks in comparative ‘governance’.

  • To analyse and evaluate political theories of the state as alternative lenses for differing analyses of emergencies,disasters and intervention into them.

  • To analyse how different policy approaches and instruments may align with alternative political theory approaches, with a resultant propensity for differing emergency and disaster policies and practical outcomes.

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