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Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management

Main organization(s): University of Leicester, Civil Safety and Security Unit, School of Management




This course provides you with a thorough grounding in risk management theory and its application to real world problems. You will have the opportunity to engage in a wide-ranging interdisciplinary analysis of the extent, effects and explanations of crisis and disaster, and the use of risk theory.

As well as ensuring you are up-to-date with the latest developments in risk management, the course will provide you with the skills and confidence to plan and execute research and engage in debate. You will develop skills in evaluating information critically, communicating ideas clearly, undertaking advanced conceptual analysis, understanding and applying theories and models, using information sources effectively, reporting and interpreting research critically, and developing new approaches to problem-solving.

Your career opportunities will be enhanced and your potential developed. You will also develop valuable links with risk management experts and professional associations.

Target audience

Distance learning offers you a flexible and highly cost effective way of enhancing your career, without interrupting it. You will be equipped with a comprehensive range of study guides and course books, enabling you to settle quickly into the routine of home study.

Admission Requirement

2:2 degree (or equivalent) or four or more years of work experience in a related field plus completion of a practice assignment.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability.



Geographical coverage



2 years. Start dates: March and September each year.


The Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships have been awarded to the University by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC). The scholarships are to pursue the MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management (RCDM) by Distance Learning at the Civil Safety and Security Unit.

Applicants are required to submit an application to the CSC by 23:59 British Summer Time (BST) on the 3rd May 2016.

For more information on the scholarships and the MSc course, please visit the university website.

Tuition & cost

Total course fee: GBP 10,830 - 11,600.

Deadline for application

04 Aug 2016


School of Management Distance Learning Team
+44 116 252 5377

Last updated

29 Mar 2016

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  • Type Distance learning
  • Level Masters
  • Location(s) United Kingdom (Leicester)
  • Language English

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