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.
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
- 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.
- 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
- 30 months
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DisciplinesEmergency & Disaster Management View 3 other Masters in Emergency & Disaster Management in United Kingdom
- 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.
- These fees structure has been agreed with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, who will be responsible for the administration of the programme.
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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This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!