Taught course

Disaster Management (Resilience, Response and Relief)

The University of Manchester · School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Entry requirements

We require a minimum of a Lower Second undergraduate degree classification or equivalent. You must also meet our English language requirements.

Entry will be managed by our partners at Hong Kong Polytechnic, working in tandem with HCRI staff.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Disaster Management (Resilience, Response and Relief) distance learning course will enable you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to respond to and help prevent disasters.

When disasters strike suddenly, they require a quick response, and create burdens for rescue and humanitarian workers.

There is a great demand not only for preparing and equipping workers prior to the disaster event, but also building knowledge and skills to prevent disasters from occurring.

A community that has both a team with the capacity to prevent disasters and a ready-to-respond team can reduce disaster mortality and economic losses.

Our master's course is consistent with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) 2015-2030, which emphasises disaster education, including for personnel who have difficulty in attending conventional face-to-face provisions.

This course has been jointly developed by the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at Manchester and Hong Kong Polytechnic University .

This course has been designed to equip you with advanced knowledge, and to continue your personal development in disaster risk management and humanitarianism.

You will learn to conduct theoretical and practical analysis, as well as evaluation to support disaster management and humanitarian action in global health contexts.

You will have the opportunity to gain hands-on field placement experience to support your future career development.

This course offers flexible online study that enables part-time students to obtain a master's degree without residency and boundary restrictions.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    30 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Nursing at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University & The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute The University of Manchester
+852 2766 4369