Disaster Risk and Resilience

Lincoln University Canterbury

18 months
29696 USD/year
6580 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Disaster Risk and Resilience programme at Lincoln University Canterbury will be collaboratively taught by members of Lincoln University’s Department of Environmental Management and the University of Canterbury’s Department of Geological Sciences.


The Disaster Risk and Resilience programme at Lincoln University Canterbury will allow students to access the complementary knowledge and expertise sets of each university, as well as increasing the scope of research projects. 

Currently UC has strong expertise in hazard processes, risk assessment, risk management and risk reduction, while Lincoln has strengths in environment, planning, socio-economic factors, community engagement, policy and resilience.

Master of Disaster, Risk and Resilience (MDRR) students will gain:

  • an understanding of the natural and societal causes of disasters
  • the ability to analyse and critique strategies for disaster reduction
  • experience in applying learning to specific disaster-reduction-related situations
  • practice in formulating risk communication, risk reduction and resilience strategies and communicating concepts to a wide audience
  • an understanding of methodologies to build resilience.


MDDR graduates will have the appropriate skills, knowledge and values to be employed professionally in any organisation involved in disaster management, risk reduction and recovery.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Disaster Risk and Resilience (UC)
  • Disaster Risk and Resilience Applications (UC)
  • Natural Hazard Risk Assessment (UC)
  • Advanced Urban, Regional and Resource Planning
  • Advanced Risk and Resilience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A relevant degree with a B grade average in your 300-level courses and final year (full-time equivalent)
  • A birth certificate or passport (a scanned copy showing the same name that is on your academic documents)
  • Academic transcripts (results or mark sheets) for all tertiary education qualifications, either completed or partially completed. The transcript must include the courses taken and the marks or grades achieved. The grading scale used must also be provided.
  • Evidence of English language proficiency (if applicable)
  • A Curriculum Vitae or resume

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29696 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29696 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    6580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6580 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National students: 11500 NZD
  • International students: 51900 NZD


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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