University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Crisis and Disaster Management

This course will provide you with a robust understanding of hazards, vulnerability and the risk of disaster. In conjunction with this you will develop a practical awareness of the different aspects involved in emergency management such as planning, logistics and response. This, plus other topics on the course, will ensure you gain the ability to contribute towards improving the resilience of governments, organisations and companies in the face of crisis or disaster.

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree or equivalent, preferably with relevant work experience. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

The course is a mixture of taught units and a research project, covering:

hazard, vulnerability and risk assessments; disaster risk reduction; emergency planning; crisis management; logistics and financial planning; business continuity; community resilience; humanitarian emergency response, and disaster management techniques, such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

The course consist of the following core units:

Disasters: Hazard, Vulnerability and Risk,
Emergency Management and Planning,
Disaster Management Techniques and Study Visits,
Crisis Management and Governance (option),
Humanitarian Emergency Response and Recovery (option),
Research Project .

Assessment methods

Teaching and Assessment:

You will be part of a large postgraduate community in a vibrant and friendly department. The course units are delivered as a series of three-day teaching blocks, at three to four-week intervals from October to May, with all assessment by coursework assignments. Formal classes, such as lectures and seminars, enable you to gain the relevant knowledge, which is developed further through activity-based practicals, simulation exercises and study visits. The in-class teaching is supplemented by extensive use of web-based and library learning resources.

How are you assessed?

Assessment is varied, aimed at developing skills relevant to a range of working environments. Here's how we assess your work:

3000-word illustrated reports,
poster and oral presentations,
literature reviews and research proposals,
an individual Research Project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,030 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Admissions Team - Faculty of Science
Telephone number: 
023 9284 5550