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Masters degrees in Emergency and Disaster Management equip postgraduates with an understanding of the tools necessary to prevent potentially dangerous events – and to cope with them when they occur. This includes techniques in emergency planning, crisis management and disaster response.
Courses are typically taught MSc degrees, with admission requirements usually including an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject. Work experience may also be expected in some cases.
Risks to public safety are increasing with population growth, climate change and urbanisation. Whether you are dealing with an accident, epidemic, natural disaster, or terrorist attack, your Masters will provide you with the techniques to manage these circumstances effectively.
With this in mind, you will learn to create plans which reduce a community’s vulnerability to hazards. This includes local and regional management through to national and international management. You will consider the logistics and financial planning involved in each component of these plans, from providing humanitarian aid to managing restoration of infrastructure.
Careers with a Masters in Emergency and Disaster Management may include: industrial consultancy for international corporations; policy-making for government agencies, NGOs and charities; administration for the emergency services and civil defence; insurance broking for SMEs or large organisations.
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This dynamic one-year interdisciplinary degree is dedicated to educating both existing and aspiring disaster and emergency management professionals.
From hazards, vulnerability and human-made disaster, to environmental sustainability and community development, this globally-focused course explores real-world problems and how to conceptualise and address them.
Major emergencies in the UK, such as the fuel shortages, the foot and mouth epidemic of 2000, repeated widespread flooding, and the London bombings of 2005 have made clear the need for enhanced levels of resilience in the UK.
Are you calm under pressure, capable of lead others in the face of a crisis, and ready for an interesting, rewarding career where you can make a difference? If that sounds like you, our MSc Crisis and Disaster Management degree course could be just what you're looking for.
The online Masters in Disaster Healthcare - the only course of its kind in the UK - is aimed at healthcare, armed forces and NGO professionals working in the humanitarian field or aspiring to do so. .
The importance of science in understanding disaster risks and the need for science-based strategies at local, national and international levels in the private, public, and third sectors are now widely recognised.
The last three decades have seen a substantial rise in the number and frequency of disasters. Global warming, together with its associated extreme weather events make it likely to see this trend continue.
This course focuses on both the scientific knowledge of hazards and modern strategies of emergency planning. Its interdisciplinary approach combines traditional classroom and field-based teaching and learning techniques with modern ICT-based learning support.
As the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield provides a mature, focused and professional study environment. We are passionate about not just giving our students a formal education, but a practical experience to increase the chances of employability too.