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Master of Science in Disaster Management (Resilience, Response and Relief) (53087) ( Subject to approval)

Course Description

*Subject to approval*

Programme Aims

This programme provides participants with the opportunity to develop and expand knowledge, understanding and judgment in theoretical and practical disaster management and humanitarian action.

Programme Characteristics

‌•Designed to equip students with advanced knowledge, and to continue their personal development in disaster risk management and humanitarianism;
‌•Underpinned by a multidisciplinary approach that enables graduates to conduct theoretical and practical analysis, as well as evaluation to support disaster management and humanitarian action in global health contexts;
‌•Conducted by experienced disaster teaching team members who are trainers for continuing education courses and postgraduate programmes in disaster management;
‌•Collaborates with the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at The University of Manchester, a leading global centre for the study of humanitarianism and international disaster management;
‌•Provides students with hands-on field placement experience to support their future career development; and
‌•Offers flexible online* study that enables part-time students to obtain a master's degree without residency and boundary restrictions.

* The Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China reserves the right to recognise the qualifications of online programmes.

Programme Structure

Compulsory Subjects

‌•Advanced Research Methods (Qualitative Research)
‌•Advanced Research Methods (Quantitative Research)

Core Subjects

‌•Disaster Preparedness
‌•Emergency Humanitarian Assistance
‌•Introduction to Disaster Risk Management
‌•Recovery and Rehabilitation in a Disaster
‌•Risk, Vulnerability and Resilience Assessment

Elective Subjects

‌•Community Approach to Health
‌•Disaster and Mental Health
‌•Field Placement
‌•Humanitarianism and Conflict Response: Inquiries


For further programme information, please contact:
The General Office, School of Nursing
Tel: (852) 2766 4369;
Fax: (852) 2364 9663;

Visit the Master of Science in Disaster Management (Resilience, Response and Relief) (53087) ( Subject to approval) page on the The Hong Kong Polytechnic University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline and English Language Requirements: If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the following minimum English language requirement for admission purpose: A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 88 for the Internet-based test or 570 for the paper-based test; OR An overall Band Score of at least 6.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

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