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Shelter after Disaster - PgCert


Oxford Brookes University School of Architecture

Full time September PgCert Full time: One semester (four months)

About the course

Our Shelter after Disaster course provides you with the knowledge to understand and discuss the essential components of shelter response after a disaster.

Safe shelter is a critical need immediately after a natural disaster. This course aims to develop reflective practitioners who can combine:

  • understanding of practical strategic issues of development and emergency practice
  • an appreciation of the wider political context in which they operate.

You will learn about development and humanitarian practice. AS well as the role of the practitioner intervening in post disaster reconstruction.

We have developed good relationships with agencies working in the shelter field. Occasionally we can offer you internship possibilities within these organisations.

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Entry Requirements

Applications will normally be open to candidates who fulfil at least one of the following requirements:

An approved undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline.

A relevant recognised diploma or professional qualification in a relevant discipline (eg human rights, development practice, humanitarianism, architecture, planning, environmental psychology, public health, geography, public administration).

Substantial and proven field experience (in potential replacement of a degree qualification) within a relevant area, eg with an NGO.

If your first language is not English you will require a minimum academic IELTS score of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in all components.


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