• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The Disaster and Emergency Management program at the Royal Roads University explores the theoretical foundations of disaster and emergency management as a growing field of practice and study. 

The program emphasizes an integrated and holistic approach to disaster and emergency management built on the understanding that disasters are more than hazards, and are products of the inter-relationship and mutual construction of the environmental, social, economic, and political spheres. 

This approach supports the notion that disaster and emergency management processes and practices can and should contribute to risk reduction, community resilience and sustainable communities.

Learning Outcomes

Royal Roads University works with an outcomes-based learning model. Learning outcomes are clear, plain language descriptors of knowledge and performance tasks that students demonstrate in order to successfully complete a program.

Within the MA in Disaster and Emergency Management, there are five key learning outcome domains:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Research
  • Knowledge
  • Professional Skills & Practice

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations in Disaster and Emergency Management
  • Facilitation, Coordination and Decision Making in Multi-Stakeholder Environments
  • Human Dimensions of Disasters
  • Hazard and Disaster Risk Management
  • Disaster Response and Sustainable Recovery
  • Disaster and Emergency Management Planning: From Policy to Practice
  • Advanced Professional Practice: Planning for Resilience in an Age of Uncertainty

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.33

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.33 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Four year (or comparable) undergraduate degree in a relevant and related field*, with a minimum GPA of 'B+' (3.33/4.33), from a recognized post-secondary institution

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15924 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31859 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    12636 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25280 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Victoria

  • 1490 - 2100 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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