Coventry University program

Working Paper

Undertake your own research into an emergency management and resilience topic, and learn how to write professional papers.

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

Improve on research and professional writing skills in this contemporary module

This module will provide you with the opportunity to undertake your own independent research project. Instead of a traditional dissertation, you’ll write up your research into a professional working paper (journal article). This style and format of writing is widely used in both research and industry roles, meaning this module will give you first-hand experience of both research design and execution and professional writing. Your research can be based on anything related to your wider course.


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 am an ex Local Authority emergency planner, with 8 years experience. I have been teaching for 4 years in Crisis & Disaster Management and have also conducted research in disaster recovery in Italy.

Lecturer at Coventry University online. Navami Leena’s research interests are in leadership, public health, health policies, healthcare leadership and management.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Define a need or issue in the sector

  • Undertake an analysis of academic literature, relevant policy, legislative and organisational literature

  • Design an appropriate, valid and repeatable approach to analysis.

  • Present findings and make recommendations for improvements and present a strategy for implementing change.

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