Coventry University

Coventry University

Disaster Management

This course aims to provide students with the research skills, knowledge and management expertise to deal with future crises, emergencies and disasters in the developed and developing world.

Entry requirements

Successful applicants must normally hold at least a 2nd Class Honours degree from a discipline relevant to the programme. Applicants with a lower Class of degree and/or with a qualification in other subject areas will be individually considered and will usually be interviewed prior to being offered a place on the course. Applicants without a 1st degree, but who have considerable relevant work experience and/or a relevant professional development qualification, will also be considered for admission to the programme, on merit. Such applicants will be interviewed and may be required to provide supportive evidence of their career to date. Applicants whose 1st language is not English are required to provide evidence of an ability to follow instruction in English. This is normally 6.5 IELTS or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: disaster theory and practice; risk assessment; emergency and disaster planning; the management of natural and environmental disasters; business continuity management; GIS, science and services; humanitarian theory and practice in disasters; development and disaster risk reduction; research design and methods; dissertation topic.

Assessment methods

Assessment for all modules is by 100 per cent coursework. As well as satisfying the required standards for an academic research project, the dissertation provides an opportunity for students to focus their learning on their own particular professional development needs.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,930 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,930 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,068 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,930 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,930 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,930 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 6,930 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 6,930 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 6,930 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 6,930 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 12,068 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 6,930 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 - 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 - 6 months
PgCert Part-time January 2017 - 1 years
PgCert Full-time January 2017 - 6 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 9 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 18 months
PgDip Full-time January 2017 - 9 months
PgDip Part-time January 2017 - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Coventry University Coventry CV1 5FB West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Overseas and European Student Enquiries
Telephone number: 
024 7615 2152