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Emergency Management and Planning

Main organization(s): University of Hertfordshire, Civil Emergency Management Centre


The programme is designed for those with an interest in numerous fields including emergency planning, risk management, business continuity and a range of public service and commercial organisations (including local authorities; central government; embassies and consulates; National Health Service; police, fire and ambulance services; voluntary sector; armed forces; transport; public utilities; airlines; high-risk industries et al.) increasing international preparedness for a range of potential threats and hazards, including: natural disasters, the programme helps the students acquire knowledge and develop the skills and insights required to meet these challenges. The programme comprises seven modules delivered in intensive five day periods on campus a research methods module and a dissertation.

Subject areas

Geo hazards, Legal aspects, Terrorism, Risk assessment, Business continuity, Emergency management.

Target audience

University students, Disaster management professionals

Admission Requirement

An honours degree or equivalent professional qualification in a related field is normally required. Other qualifications and experience that demonstrate that a candidate has the necessary knowledge and skills to benefit from the programme will be considered. Proficiency in English.



Geographical coverage



2 years

Application procedure

Completed online or paper application form, certified copies of transcripts, English proficiency exam results (IELTS/TOEFL). International students can get further information from the international student section.


Please consult university home page

Tuition & cost

For UK/EU students GBP 8,140.00 (full-time) GBP 1,360.00 per 30-credit module plus GBP 2,740.00 research project (part-time) and for international students GBP 9,830.00 (full-time).

Deadline for application

Please consult university home page


Dr. Daph Ewen
Civil Emergency Management Centre
University of Hertfordshire
College Lane, Hatfield, Herts AL10 9AB
Tel: + 44 1707 284518

Last updated

23 Nov 2007

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  • Type University programme
  • Level Masters
  • Location Hatfield, UK
  • Language English.

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