Academic Programmes

Academic Programmes

Academic programmes across the world which offer education on all levels (including bachelor, master, diploma, etc.) related to disaster risk reduction

University of Free State
Description

A distance learning Masters degree with a focus on Africa. More than 150 masters students from 16 African countries enrolled in the program. This is the most popular program in disaster management in Africa with graduates occupying senior

  • Type
    University programme
  • Location: South Africa
Monash University South Africa
Description

South Africa faces increasing levels of disaster risk. It is exposed to a wide range of weather hazards, including drought, cyclones and severe storms that can trigger widespread hardship and devastation. In addition, South Africa’s extensive

  • Type
    University programme
  • Location: South Africa
University of the Witwatersrand
Location

Johannesburg

Degree

Certificates in humanitarian policy and practice and diploma in humantiarian assistance

Description

The programme comprises two certificates in Humanitarian Policy and Practice, with an option to take the examination for a

  • Type
    Continuing education
  • Location: South Africa
Stenden University - South Africa
Location

Port Alfred

Degree

Bachelor of business administration in disaster management

Description

Stenden decided to offer the BBA in Disaster Management after realising that relief/response and its affiliated aspects needed to be standardised and

  • Type
    University programme
  • Location: South Africa
University of Free State
Description

This Masters degree in Disaster Management is one of the best in Africa. The course structure makes it possible for the professional in the work field to complete the course in two years, and because of this, 80% of the students are part time

  • Type
    University programme
  • Location: South Africa
Stellenbosch University
Partners Enhancing Resilience for People Exposed to Risk
Location

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Degree

Masters of Philosophy in Disaster Risk Science and Development

Description

This one-year programme provides students with an integrated understanding of disaster risk and its implications for sustainable development

  • Type
    University programme
  • Location: South Africa
Stellenbosch University
Partners Enhancing Resilience for People Exposed to Risk
Location

Stellenbosch

Description

Academic programme part of the PeriPeri U (Partners Enhancing Resilience for People Exposed to Risk) consortium's academic activities.

Description

This course makes part of Department of Geography’s Bachelor of Arts Honours

  • Type
    Continuing education
  • Location: South Africa
African Centre for Disaster Studies
North-West University
Location

Potchefstroom

Description

The Masters in Environmental Sciences with Disaster Risk Science is a research based Masters composed of a full dissertation. This qualification emphasises the multi-sector and multi-disciplinary nature of disaster risk

  • Type
    University programme
  • Location: South Africa