University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Emergency Planning Resilience and Response

This Master's course in Emergency Planning Resilience and Response provides students with an opportunity to develop Master�s level education in the concepts theories and academic skills for emergency planning, resilience, business continuity and disaster management and recovery. The course caters for professionals who may already be working in this field or those wishing to embark on a career in emergency planning. The course aims 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. The course ensures students develop a sound working knowledge of the principles and practice of emergency planning and the underpinning policy. 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 will hold a first degree or evidence of level 6 / 7 study achieved at or above a minimum pass grade or equivalent However, candidates will be 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 first language they will 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 & 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; management and leadership of emergency incidents; immediate care in the emergency setting; business continuity management; dissertation; or evidenced-based practice project; or consultancy module.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 11,960 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

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

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