MDRR On Campus

Disaster, Risk and Resilience

12 months
39180 USD/year
9150 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Disaster, Risk and Resilience from University of Canterbury provides an introduction to this rapidly evolving interdisciplinary field.


Disaster, Risk and Resilience from University of Canterbury aims to build resilience and develop collaborative disaster risk reduction practices.


MDRR graduates are in a position to choose between proceeding into funded doctoral programmes, or pursuing careers in disaster reduction, risk assessment, hazard assessment, and environmental management and consulting, as well as in local and regional government.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • GIS for Disaster Risk and Resilience 
  • Disaster Risk and Resilience
  • Natural Hazard Risk Assessment
  • Disaster Risk and Resilience Applications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should apply as early as possible to give yourself maximum preparation time for visa application, fee payment, travel and accommodation arrangements. 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at University of Canterbury and/or in New Zealand, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree which is relevant to Disaster Risk and Resilience, normally with a B Grade Point Average or higher in the final year; and
  • 15 points from STAT 100-level courses, or equivalent.
  • If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39180 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9150 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National Students - 12,787 NZD
  • International Students - 54,750 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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