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M.Sc. On Campus

Disaster Management

Bournemouth University

12 months
14500 GBP/year
9500 GBP/year
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The Disaster Management programme at Bournemouth University seeks to recognise both the extent and diversity of the numerous areas of expertise and activity that comprise what is commonly described as disaster management. We are one of the leading providers of Disaster Management training and education both in the UK and overseas.  

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Why study MSc Disaster Management at BU? 

  • Learn at one of the leading providers of Disaster Management training and education both in the UK and overseas 
  • Develop knowledge and skills from a broad range of organisations, such as government agencies, international industries, and emergency services, required for future leaders 
  • Acquire critical understanding of risk reduction and resilience strategies to enable to you respond and help recover disasters when they occur 
  • Flexible learning options, including a choice of full-time or part-time study 
  • Blended course delivery enabling you to conduct your learning from anywhere in the world. 

Bournemouth University  Disaster Management Centre (BUDMC) 

Bournemouth University’s Disaster Management Centre (BUDMC) has garnered decades of experience in education, research and professional practice. 

The BUDMC enjoys an international reputation, selected alongside BU’s International Centre for Tourism & Hospitality Research by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNTWO) to undertake vital research into global disaster management.

For full-time and part-time options

Each taught unit is delivered via one week of intensive lectures/seminars at Bournemouth University, Monday to Friday, 9am–4pm. This is then followed by eight weeks of online learning study, developmental activities and assignment writing. This can be conducted in your own time from anywhere in the world. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

Core units:

  • Developing Policies and Plans
  • Management of Communications and Learning
  • Dissertation 
Option units:
  • Management of Man-Made Disasters and Security Threats
  • Management of Natural Hazards
  • Humanitarian Operations and External Assistance 
  • Management of Wider Stakeholders
  • Public Health Preparedness, Resilience and Response 
  • Foreign Policy Analysis & Crisis Management
  • Disaster Management for Business Professionals
  • Key information


    • Full-time
      • 12 months
    • Part-time
      • 24 months
      • Flexible

    Start dates & application deadlines

    More details

    There is no application deadline for this course. However, if you will need a visa, think carefully about the length of time it will take for your visa application to be processed.


    180 alternative credits


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    GPA admission requirements GPA
    Lower Second Class

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent.
    • If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading. 

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      14500 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 12 months.
    • National

      9500 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 9500 GBP per year during 12 months.

    Fees shown are for 2022/23 entry, please visit the website for more information about fees.

    Living costs for Bournemouth

    700 - 1000 GBP /month
    Living costs

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


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