Taught course

Disaster Management and Sustainable Development

Northumbria University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in an appropriate subject such as geography, environmental management/studies, economics or sociology, or equivalent professional qualifications and/or experience.

Months of entry


Course content

From hazards, vulnerability and human-made disaster, to environmental sustainability and community development, this globally-focused course explores real-world problems and how to conceptualise and address them.

You will learn how to prepare for, and respond in a crisis. You will develop the planning skills to help minimise impact and avert problems where possible. You will develop advanced knowledge, project management and analytical skills whilst developing a specialism in an area of your choice.

The course is supported by the Disaster and Development Network (DDN) hosted by Northumbria University , which can lead to placements across the world. Our highly employable graduates have moved into a range of exciting careers, including in the UN, governments, development, humanitarian aid organisations, charities and local authorities.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
(0191) 227 4453