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  • Objectives
    The course aims to: * Meet the generic aims outlined in the framework regulations * Provide an opportunity for graduates from a wide range of disciplines to develop, through combined programmes of taught and research components, a deeper appreciation of the issues associated with risk assessment, preparedness, recovery, development and the enhancement of community capacity in a wide range of disaster scenarios * Provide for the needs of experienced practitioners in appropriate fields to enhance their career opportunities through a period of academic study * Provide the opportunity for graduates to obtain a specialised qualification which has a recognition and currency within the international agencies working in health, development and emergency management areas.
  • Entry requirements
    Successful applicants must normally hold at least a lower second Honours degree in a related subject. Applicants with a lower class of degree and/or from outside of these areas will be considered individually and are usually interviewed prior to being offered a place. Applicants without a first degree, but who have relevant work experience, are also considered on an individual basis.
  • Academic Title
    Disaster Management Master Science by Research
  • Course description
    Established in 1999, the MSc by Research in Disaster Management offers the opportunity for in-depth study of social, political, environmental or engineering aspects of disaster preparedness. The programme is aimed at graduates from a wide range of discipline backgrounds and career experiences, including professional emergency managers from both the public and private sector, aid workers, and engineers who work in a disaster setting.

    Future prospects

    Completion of the course will facilitate graduates with opportunities for further research to MPhil/PhD level, or employment as managers in both public and private sector organisations, International aid agencies, and global organisations such as the United Nations and its agencies.

    Course content

    Typical research projects include:

        * use of vulnerability assessment in disaster management;
        * application of GIS in emergency management; and
        * impact of persistent Drought in Western Sudan.

    Additional support for international students

    Coventry University takes pride in the culture and richness that its international students bring to campus life. Currently over 2,000 international students from some 90 countries are pursuing programmes of study here, with a growing amount enrolling on postgraduate courses. A recent report ranked the University highly in terms of international student numbers, recognising our reputation as a leading international institution.

    To meet the needs of this rapidly growing community within the University's student population, our International Office is on hand to provide assistance on all relevant matters such as visas and immigration. It also serves as an information centre to help international visitors locate the many services and activities both on campus and further afield

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