University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Emergency Planning Resilience and Response

This new Master's course provides students with an opportunity to develop knowledge in the concepts and theories for emergency planning, resilience, business continuity and disaster management. This course is suitable for those who are already working within emergency planning as well as those looking to embark on a career within the field. The course offers a flexible approach to the subjects studied and those already working in this area are able to develop further their knowledge skills and experience. Students develop valuable skills in communication and strategic leadership. Students also develop a wide range of inter-personal skills for effective use in multi-agency teams. There are opportunities to take part in exercises and training in simulated emergency settings with a wide range of professional and other Key Stakeholders and organisations involved in emergency planning.

Entry requirements

Normally candidates for this course hold a 1st degree or evidence of level 6/7 study achieved at or above a minimum pass grade or equivalent. However, candidates are considered for the course that have experience related to the areas of study for example already working in emergency planning resilience and response. If English is not the applicant�s 1st language they need to have a TOEFL score of 550 or above, or an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, or evidence of English proficiency equivalent to these scores. Accreditation of prior experience and learning (APCL) (students may apply for up to 90 credits of APCL (accreditation of prior certificated learning and/or accreditation of prior experiential learning) subject to the guidelines set out in the SHAW APL Guidelines).

Course modules

Modules include: emergency resilience, planning and response; commanding a range of incident responses; communicating in and training for disasters.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Wolverhampton WV1 1SB West Midlands

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School of Health and Wellbeing
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01902 518600