Taught course

Disaster Management and Sustainable Development

Northumbria University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

A minimum of a lower second class honours degree in an appropriate subject (i.e. geography, environmental management/studies, economics, sociology) or appropriate professional experience and/or qualifications

Months of entry


Course content

This stimulating and dynamic MSc course will permit you to register for an MSc or Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) in Disaster Management and Sustainable Development.

The course focuses on disaster management and sustainable development including frameworks and skills for addressing contemporary hazards, disasters and complex emergencies, in both post-development and majority world contexts.

During the course, you will develop knowledge and analytical skills related to disaster risk reduction, emergency planning, evaluation in the humanitarian sector, early warning, response systems and sustainability. You will also have the opportunity to pursue specialisms in physical and mental health in disaster management; development and Integrated Emergency Management; and community wellbeing.

Placements are offered, giving you the opportunity to get work experience in your chosen field and many of our students are placed with UK emergency planning bodies, the UN system and humanitarian sector.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4444