Taught course

International Disaster Management

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a Second Class Honours degree, or its overseas equivalent, although each application is judged on its own merits and exceptions to this entry requirement may be made.

We will consider graduates from all disciplines, as the course is interdisciplinary.

This course is available to intercalating medical students upon completion of their third year, who need to pass all assessments at the first attempt (if they are third year, or have no fails in third year if they are fourth year).

Months of entry

September

Course content

All countries face a wide range of hazards, both natural and man-made, that have the potential to result in catastrophic damage and negative impacts on societies.

Despite actions taken by local emergency management professionals, international trends show that the economic and social impact of disaster has increased around the world.

This is especially true in the developing world, where large-scale disasters can result in enormous loss of life as well as considerable economic damage.

The MSc in International Disaster Management is aimed at those who are interested in critically analysing key concepts in disaster management theory, research, policy and practice, including vulnerability, governance, disaster risk reduction, and enhancing resilience to disasters through prevention, preparedness, response and recovery efforts.

You will undertake multidisciplinary study at the HCRI, focusing on the critical analysis of current trends in academic research and policies, particularly those related to international disaster risk reduction, sustainable development, and humanitarian action tools commonly used by disaster risk reduction professionals.

You will study a core curriculum that brings together the realms of disaster risk reduction, sustainable development, and humanitarian action.

Our interdisciplinary team of researchers will also support the critical exploration of disaster resilience, prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery, helping to equip you to work professionally in disaster risk reduction and sustainable development.

The MSc in International Disaster Management is unique as it incorporates units and lecturers from a wide variety of disciplines, including geography, history, politics, development studies, the arts and medicine.

Our course is suitable for developing initial skills in disaster risk reduction and/or supporting continuing education for disaster risk reduction professionals.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Email
MASALC@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 161 275 0322