Taught course

Emergency Management in High Hazard Industries

University of Central Lancashire · School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

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Entry requirements

A 2:2 degree or it's international equivalent. Professional qualifiacation demmed to be honours degree 2:2 equivalent will be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

MSc Emergency Management in High Hazard Industries is for professionals, emergency managers and planners who have the responsibility for preparing and responding to emergencies in the nuclear, petrochemical, oil refinery, pipeline, ports and aviation industries. The course will also appeal to professionals in the government services (Police, Fire, Military, Health) who have identified high hazard sites impacting their area. It will also advantage Emergency Management graduates to increase their skills, knowledge and employability in this developing field.

The course is designed to meet the requirements of government and commercial organisations ensuring graduates have the skills and knowledge to deal with large scale emergencies and deliver business continuity and service. Its flexibility allows full-time students to expand their knowledge base, whilst the part-time route allows those already in Emergency Management to support their practical knowledge with academic rigour. It will enhance your career prospects by developing your technical expertise suitable for emergency planners and those responding to emergencies at COMAH sites, nuclear sites, airports, and utilities companies.

The number and consequences of disasters are increasing and public – and private-sector agencies are taking greater precautions to mitigate or prevent the effects. Employers are now looking for emergency management professionals who are suitably trained and qualified. This programme will cover the procedures, techniques and forms of organisation used in managing disasters, crisis situations and major incidents. It will address leadership and problem-solving skills and enable students to gain familiarity with the environments, protocols and relationships involved in modern emergency management. The course will develop management processes to be used in real emergency situations, including the ability to anticipate unexpected developments.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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