Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University

Shelter After Disaster

Immediately after a natural disaster a critical need is for safe shelter. The aim of the programme is to develop reflective practitioners who combine understanding of practical and strategic issues of development and emergency practice with an appreciation of the wider political context in which they operate. This is a programme that combines development, humanitarian practice and the role of the practitioner intervening in post disaster reconstruction.

Entry requirements

Hold an approved undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline or hold a relevant recognised diploma or professional qualification in a relevant discipline (eg human rights, development practice, humanitarianism, architecture, planning, environmental psychology, public health, geography, public administration) or if the applicant does not have a degree or other qualification they may considered if they have substantial and proven field experience within a relevant area, eg with a non-governmental organisation (NGO).

Course modules

Modules include: (20 credits) shelter after disaster; practice of theory: Tools and methods; disasters, risk, vulnerability and climate change. (10 credits) learning practice masterclass; working with conflict: Practical skills and strategies.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes: Essay and report writing, individual and group presentations in class, personal attendance and participation in class and case study reports.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Full-time September 2017 - 4 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Headington Campus Oxford OX3 0BP South East

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School of Architecture
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