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Disaster Management (Resilience, Response and Relief)

The University of Manchester

Master Online
30 months
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The MSc Disaster Management (Resilience, Response and Relief) course from The University of Manchester distance learning course will enable you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to respond to and help prevent disasters.

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Overview

When disasters strike suddenly, they require a quick response, and create burdens for rescue and humanitarian workers.

There is a great demand not only for preparing and equipping workers prior to the disaster event, but also building knowledge and skills to prevent disasters from occurring.

A community that has both a team with the capacity to prevent disasters and a ready-to-respond team can reduce disaster mortality and economic losses.

Career opportunities

This Disaster Management (Resilience, Response and Relief) course from The University of Manchester can open up a wide range of career options, such as roles in the civil service within various government ministries, including disaster management offices, foreign offices, and international development offices.

You could also work at international institutions such as:

  • UN Inter-Agency Standing Committee
  • International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • World Bank
  • World Health Organisation
  • IFRC
  • Peacebuilding Commission
  • Department of Peacekeeping Operations
  • Regional bodies such as the European Union, African Union, Organization of American States.

Other career paths could open up within local and international NGOs working on peacebuilding initiatives, or in academia, research institutes and think-tanks.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Disaster Preparedness 
  • Introduction to Disaster Risk Management
  • Recovery and Rehabilitation in a Disaster
  • Emergency Humanitarian Assistance 
  • Risk, Vulnerability and Resilience Assessment 
  • Community Approach to Health (optional) 
  • Disaster and Mental Health (optional)
  • Advanced Quantitative Research Methods 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We require a minimum of a Lower Second undergraduate degree classification or equivalent. You must also meet our English language requirements.
  • Entry will be managed by our partners at Hong Kong Polytechnic, working in tandem with HCRI staff.

Tuition Fee

  • These fees structure has been agreed with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, who will be responsible for the administration of the programme.

Funding

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.

Getting a Student Visa

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