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Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

We are one of the leading providers of Disaster Management training and education both in the UK and overseas.

This MSc in Disaster Management seeks to recognise both the extent and diversity of the numerous areas of expertise and activity that comprise what is commonly described as disaster management.

Our aim is to develop the knowledge and skills required for existing and future leaders from a broad range of organisations (such as government agencies, national and international industries, emergency, military and medical services, academia, small to medium sized industries, faith based and local community organisations and media).

Your studies will include risk reduction and resilience strategies including mitigating hazards and reducing vulnerability and you will also examine integrated planning between relevant civilian and military organisations as well as community groups. You will learn how to develop major incident management systems that respond to, and help recover from, a range of disasters when they occur.

You will examine the roles and responsibilities of external agencies involved in disaster management and develop your personal communication and simulation skills to exploit and implement lessons identified from previous disaster events.

In a world in which both public and private sectors are increasingly aware of the risks to their reputation and business survival when disaster strikes, your studies will prepare you to be able to promote disaster management planning within wider security and sustainable development strategies in such a way that they are fully integrated, practised and exercised.

Each unit on the full-time and part-time delivery of this course is taught via one week intensive lectures and seminars at Bournemouth University, followed by eight weeks of online learning, developmental activities and assignment writing which can be conducted in your own time from anywhere in the world.

If you are a national from outside of the EEA and interested in applying for this course, you will need a visa to travel to the UK. Please contact the Future Students Enquiry Team for more information.

For September 2021 entry: In order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses.

This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page in October 2020 to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,250
International students
£14,500

Please check Bournemouth University course website for the latest tuition fees information.

For fees and funding information, please visit the www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Future Students Enquiry Team
Email
futurestudents@bournemouth.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1202 961 916