Disaster Management MScCoventry University
£ 6.930 - (8.003 €)
- Scarborough (Inghilterra)
Cosa impari in questo corso?
Skills and Training
The last three decades have seen a substantial rise in the number and frequency of disasters. Global warming, together with its associated extreme weather events make it likely to see this trend continue.
It is becoming increasingly important to foster resilience and a capacity to withstand disaster events, as a part of reducing and managing risk within a broader context of sustainable development.
The course aims to provide students with the research skills, knowledge and management expertise to deal with future crises, emergencies and disasters in the developed and developing world.WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
Courses in disaster management have been offered at Coventry University for over ten years.
- Provides an understanding of theory and practice and their application within local, national and international contexts;
- designed to give students the knowledge and skills necessary for successful disaster intervention in the UK, and elsewhere across the globe;
- emphasis on academic content and on application of theory and principles;
- uses case studies to ensure that applied and theoretical knowledge complement each other;
- appropriate for professionals who wish to further their careers in the areas of disaster management, risk assessment, community development, humanitarian assistance and capacity building;
- 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.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
The course covers a range of subject areas, such as:
- Disaster risk reduction and development;
- Humanitarian theory and practice in disasters;
- Communities - approaches to resilience and engagement
- Risk, Crisis, and continuity management;
- management of natural and environmental hazards;
- Technology for disaster and emergency management;
- Research design and methods;
As part of this course you will study Global Professional Development, a beneficial new 10-credit module developed in partnership with the CMI. Explore this module's content and benefits here.
Assessment for all modules is by 100% coursework. As well as satisfying the required standards for an academic research project, the dissertation provides an opportunity for students to focus their learning on their own particular professional development needs.
Full-time students, who start their programme in October of each year, normally research and write their dissertations between June and September of the following year. Part-time students also generally start in October. It is possible, however, for either full or part-time students to start their programme in February of each year.TEACHING CONTACT HOURS
Modules are taught as 1 week ‘face-to-face teaching’ at the University (including lectures, workshops, seminars and exercises) followed by several weeks of directed and self-directed study, which may be undertaken off-campus."