Academic Programmes

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

In person
The MSc in Environmental Sciences with Disaster Risk Science emphasises a multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary nature of disaster risk reduction.
Type
Blended programme
Location: South Africa Duration 2 years
  • North-West University
In person
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 Duration Two years
  • University of Free State
In person
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 Duration The duration of the course is three months (3 months) covering four modules and assessment an component.
  • Monash University South Africa
In person
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 Duration Six weeks
- Certificate in Humanitarian Policy: 6th – 24th May 2013
- Certificate in Humanitarian Practice: 27th May - 14th June
- DHA Exam: 17th June
  • University of the Witwatersrand
In person
The main aim of the programme is to provide a holistic academic approach to intended participants to understand Disaster Risk Management and Development issues.
Type
University programme
Location: Nigeria Duration 3-6 semesters for full-time students4-8 semesters for part-time students
  • Centre for Disaster Risk Management and Development Studies, University of Port Harcourt
In person
Location Minna Degree Postgraduate diploma in disaster risk management and development studies Description The PGD programme is run in at Centre for Disaster Risk Management and Development Studies, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria. The
Type
University programme
Location: Nigeria Duration The duration of the program is a minimum of three semesters (18 months) and maximum of six semesters (36 months).
  • Centre for Disaster Risk Management and Development Studies, Federal University of Technology, Minna
In person
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 Duration Three year degree (fourth year work placement)
  • Stenden University - South Africa
In person
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 students.
Type
University programme
Location: South Africa Duration 1 year
  • University of Free State

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