The course is designed to fit in with the demands of professionals working in the Emergency Services. It aims to develop academic skills by providing an academic underpinning to the skill development of critical incident managers. This is a blended-learning course; a mix of independent study, on-line working and residential, which will be held at the University's Heaton Mount campus. The residentials will be delivered in 3- day blocks, normally mid-week, allowing for the nature of shift cover encountered by those attending this programme. It is expected that there will be one residential stay each semester throughout the course of the programme. The course is offered in a part-time (3 years - 5 years maximum) mode. All modules are compulsory plus a dissertation which will provide an appropriate learning framework for developing advanced specialist and professional skills. The Masters qualification comprises 180 credits; 10 or 20 credits for each taught module and 60 credits for the dissertation.
Resilience, Risk assessment, Incident command system, Psychology.
Disaster management professionals.
All candidates must have at least two years professional experience within a category one responder organisation or equivalent; or occupy a senior role within a category one responder unit. Additionally, applicants must have either a first degree from an approved University or an equivalent institution; or the Foundation Degree in Leadership and Management (Fire and Rescue Service), an appropriate Postgraduate Diploma awarded at an approved institution; or a professional qualification, and evidence of advanced professional standing and experience within a category one responder organisation.
Applications can be submitted online or in printed form. Copy of relevant transcripts, certificate of prior work experience, two reference letters, Proof of English proficiency for students whose first language is not English.
Please consult university home page.
15 Oct 2007
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