Taught course

Intelligence, Security and Disaster Management

Institution
University of Derby · Department of Criminology and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

For the MSc you will usually need:

  • An undergraduate degree (2:2 or above) in a social science subject (criminology, sociology, psychology, international relations, policing, criminal justice), natural sciences (including but not exclusive to geography, earth sciences) or health (across a range of programmes to be discussed with programme leader), business studies or economics.

We also welcome applicants who have substantial professional experience but do not have a degree, subject to personal statements, references and interviews with the programme leader.

Months of entry

September

Course content

  • Develop the practical and theoretical knowledge you need to work in the fields of intelligence, security, emergency planning, crisis and disaster risk reduction and management in the UK and overseas
  • Combine the knowledge and skills developed in an inter-disciplinary programme where social sciences, natural sciences and public and environmental health provide real-life solutions to real-life resilience issues
  • Improve your skills as you engage with all aspects of emergency preparedness, resilience and response across a range of natural and man-made hazards, from terrorism and extreme weather events to public health and humanitarian crisis
  • Wherever you are in your career, develop your professional focus and ability in emergency preparedness, resilience or response
  • Combine theory and best practice as your learning includes practical multi-agency exercises, simulations and response structures across all emergency services.

At Derby you don’t just study the theory and background to resilience, through security, intelligence and planning for emergency and disaster risk reduction and response. You will take these aspects into real life situations and develop knowledge, skills and vocational attributes that will give you the necessary experience to develop or enhance career paths in these fascinating areas.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Philip Henry
Email
p.m.henry@derby.ac.uk