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  • Academic Title
    Emergency Planning and Management Master in Science
  • Course description
    The MSc in Emergency Planning and Management is a taught course designed to provide students with an advanced level of understanding of concepts and evolving best practice in the field of emergency planning and management. Its goal is to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary for them to develop and implement strategies required by the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 and other UK civil contingencies legislation.

    Reasons to choose Emergency Planning and Management MSc degree

    Although the focus of study will be on the UK, the programme will also examine selected examples of disaster management in other countries, giving students an opportunity to consider UK policy and practice within a comparative international perspective.

    Future prospects

    The programme of study is ideal for students seeking career advancement within either the public or private sectors, or for those wishing to pursue an academic or research-oriented career.

    Course content

    The course has been devised so that it may be taken on either a full-time or part-time basis, in order to accommodate the ongoing professional commitments of practitioners. Indicative themes within the programme include:

        * Emergency Planning and Preparedness
        * Emergency Response and Recovery
        * Risk Assessment
        * Business Continuity Management
        * Natural and Environmental Disasters
        * Geographical Information Systems

    A Postgraduate Certificate may be awarded following completion of the five mandatory modules; a Postgraduate Diploma requires the successful completion of five additional modules; the project comprises the Masters phase. Opportunities exist for students to focus their learning on their particular professional development needs.

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