Established in 1999, the MSc by Research in Disaster Management offers the opportunity for in-depth study of social, political, environmental or engineering aspects of disaster preparedness. The programme is aimed at graduates from a wide range of discipline backgrounds and career experiences, including professional emergency managers from both, public and private sector, aid workers, and engineers who work in a disaster setting. The course provide an opportunity for graduates from a wide range of disciplines to develop, through combined programmes of taught and research components, a deeper appreciation of the issues associated with risk assessment, preparedness, recovery, development and the enhancement of community capacity in a wide range of disaster scenarios.
Varies, depending on applicants' interests, most common are vulnerability assessment, Application of GIS.
University students, Disaster management professionals.
A lower second Honours degree in a related subject. Applicants with a lower class of degree and/or from outside of these areas will be considered individually and are usually interviewed prior to being offered a place. Applicants without a first degree, but who have relevant work experience, are also considered on an individual basis. Proof of English proficiency for international students.
Applications can be submitted online for full time and part time programme. Applicants can also download the application form to submit by post or in person. International students should contact the international office for more information.
Tuition fee and other costs depend on the domicile status, and type of course selected by the applicant (full time or part time), for details on course fees and costs please see finance section.
Please consult university home page.
16 Oct 2007
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