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Disaster Management (Research)

Main organization(s): Coventry University, Department of Geography, Environment & Disaster Management


MSc (By Research)


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.

Subject areas

Varies, depending on applicants' interests, most common are vulnerability assessment, Application of GIS.

Target audience

University students, Disaster management professionals.

Admission Requirement

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.



Geographical coverage



1 year full time and 2 years part time.

Application procedure

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.


Scholarships and bursaries are available from the university and other sources.

Tuition & cost

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.

Deadline for application

Please consult university home page.


George Eliot Building
Department of Geography, Environment & Disaster Management
Coventry University
Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5FB, UK
Tel: + 44 24 7688 7667, 024 7688 7091
Fax: + 44 24 7688 8609

Last updated

16 Oct 2007

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

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