Comments about Emergency Planning Master in Science by Research - At the institution - Coventry - West Midlands
The course aims to: * Meet the generic aims outlined in the framework regulations * Provide an opportunity for graduates to develop, through a combined programme of taught and research components, a deeper appreciation of the theoretical and practical issues associated an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of agencies who typically respond to emergencies * Provide an opportunity for graduates to develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the emergency planning process, crisis management techniques and business continuity management * 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 those agencies with an emergency response function.
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.
Emergency Planning Master in Science by Research
This new course offers graduates the opportunity for study and research across a wide range of topics and is intended to develop knowledge and understanding of the management and communications principles requirement for a range of emergency scenarios. It 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, emergency service workers, and those with a responsibility to ensure an appropriate response to major incidents and disaster.
Successful completion and assessment of both a project and the taught modules will lead to an MSc by Research degree from Coventry University, which will facilitate graduates with opportunities for further research to MPhil/PhD level or employment as managers in both public and private sector organisations, emergency services, International aid agencies, and global organisations such as the United Nations and its agencies.
Typical research projects include:
* best practice and co-ordination of the emergency response in London;
* best practice in the facilitation of PTSD issues in the planning for emergencies; and
* hazard identification and risk management for emergency planners.
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.