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University of Salford

Disaster Resilience and Management

Disaster management and resilience research is based at the University's Centre for Disaster Resilience (CDR) which promotes research and scholarly activity that examines the role of the built environment industry to anticipate and respond to disasters that damage or destroy communities and their built, natural and human environment. This centre is world leading, and the only centre in the UK that promotes the multidisciplinary nature of the field and that undertakes cooperative research with a large number of international partners. Examples of areas that you can undertake research include: capacity building for disaster mitigation and reconstruction; project management for post disaster reconstruction; disaster risk reduction; risk management and sustainability; post-conflict reconstruction; stakeholder management and corporate social responsibility; community engagement and participation in reconstruction; social impact of reconstruction; protection and empowerment of women and other vulnerable groups; role of women in mitigating and managing disasters; livelihood development; micro finance and community co-operatives; knowledge management and integration; impact of culture towards disaster risk reduction; post disaster waste management; disaster management and theory building; extreme weather events and coping strategies; business continuity analysis and planning; resilience and adaptive capacities of SMEs.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 1st Class or upper 2nd Class undergraduate degree that provides a foundation in the principles of disaster resilience, mitigation and reconstruction and this can be from various backgrounds. Masters degree is preferred but not essential. However, applicants without a Masters degree should provide evidence of previous research methods training. We welcome applications from students who may not have formal / traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course. Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). English requirement for non-UK / EU students is an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any one element.

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Salford Salford M5 4WT North West

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