The MSc in Disaster Management as a taught course is designed to introduce students to the key concepts and practices of disaster management, to equip them to conduct thorough assessments of hazards, risks, vulnerability and capacity and to be able to critically evaluate and apply key elements of planning and management for the effective response to emergencies and disasters.
This programme of study is ideal for students wishing to pursue an academic or research-orientated career, and for those seeking employment within the public and private sector.
This course is designed in particular for professionals in the areas of emergency planning, risk assessment, community development, humanitarian aid, capacity building and associated professions wishing to enhance their professional qualifications and wishing to gain an improved understanding of contemporary issues in disaster management, and the evolving risk landscape. The course is designed to accommodate the ongoing professional commitments of practitioners and to equip them with the research skills, knowledge and management expertise to deal with future crises, emergencies and disasters in the developed and developing world
The course runs full time over one year, or part time up to 3 years, and comprises 5 core modules, 5 additional modules and a dissertation. A Post Graduate diploma may be awarded where a dissertation is not completed and a Post graduate certificate where only the 5 core modules are completed. Normal entrance requirements are a minimum of a second class bachelor's degree. In some circumstances appropriate prior learning and professional experience may be substituted.
There is ample opportunity for students to focus their learning on their particular professional development needs.
Staff teaching on the course have a wide range of practice based and research skills and form a cohesive multi-disciplinary team with a strong commitment to advancing disaster management research and practice.
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.