Normally candidates for this course will hold a first degree or evidence of level 6 / 7 study achieved at or above a minimum pass grade or equivalent However, candidates will be considered for the course that have experience related to the areas of study for example already working in emergency planning resilience and response. If English is not the applicant’s first language they will need to have a TOEFL score of 550 or above, or an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, or evidence of English proficiency equivalent to these scores. Accreditation of prior experience & learning (APCL) – students may apply for up to 90 credits of APCL (accreditation of prior certificated learning and/or accreditation of prior experiential learning) subject to the guidelines set out in the SH&W APL Guidelines.
Months of entry
This course in Emergency Planning Resilience and Response will provide you with an opportunity for you to develop Master’s level education in the concepts theories and academic skills for emergency planning, resilience, business continuity and disaster management and recovery .
The course caters for professionals who may already be working in this field or those wishing to embark on a career in emergency planning. The course aims to offer a flexible approach to the subjects studied and those already working in this area will be able to develop further their knowledge skills and experience. You will develop a sound working knowledge of the principles and practice of emergency planning and the underpinning policy, as well as valuable skills in communication and strategic leadership.
You will also develop a wide range of inter-personal skills for effective use in multi-agency teams. There will be opportunities to take part in exercises and training in simulated emergency settings with a wide range of professional and other key stakeholders and organisations involved in emergency planning.
You will study six 20 credit modules and conduct a 60 credit Master’s level piece of independent research. You may also use the accreditation of prior experience and learning process to credit appropriate experience or past level 7 credits for learning, towards the course.
You will be able to study a range of subjects for the 60 credits at PG Certificate (Cert) level and 60 credits at PG Diploma (Dip) level. The 60 credit independent study module can be selected from three options, either an evidence based practice module containing two major assessments, usually of relevance to your current workplace (under the supervision of an experienced member of staff), a Consultancy Project which will be negotiated by an employer or third party organisation where you may agree delivery parameters of a consultancy project , carry out the required work and academically evaluate the process and outcomes or the research dissertation. This module consists of an independent study designed, planned & carried out by yourself (under the supervision of an experienced member of staff), written up into dissertation of a minimum of 15,000 words.
You may study the course as a whole and decide on your final award title of MSc Emergency Planning. It is envisaged that this award will have three intermediate awards :
- PG Cert Management of Passenger Transport Emergency Incidents
- PG Cert Emergency Planning Resilience and Response
- PG Dip Emergency Planning Resilience and Response
Information for international students
TOEFL 550 or above, IELTS 6.0 or above, or equivalent. Visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/international
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- 0800 953 3222