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Disaster Management (Resilience, Response and Relief), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 30 months
University rank #91 (QS) Online
This programme provides students with the opportunity to develop and expand knowledge, understanding and judgment of theoretical and practical disaster management and humanitarian action.



  • Designed to equip students with advanced knowledge, and to continue their personal development in disaster risk management and humanitarianism;
  • Underpinned by a multidisciplinary approach that enables graduates to carry out theoretical and practical analysis, as well as evaluation to support disaster management and humanitarian action in global health contexts;
  • Conducted by experienced disaster teaching team members who are trainers for continuing education courses and postgraduate programmes in disaster management; 
  • Collaborates with the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at the University of Manchester, a leading global centre for the study of humanitarianism and international disaster management;
  • Provides students with hands-on field placement experience to support their future career development; and
  • Offers flexible online* study that enables part-time students to obtain an MSc in Disaster Management without residency and boundary restrictions.

Programme Structure

Courses iunclude:
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Public Health Response in a Disaster (Subject to approval)
  • Recovery and Rehabilitation in a Disaster
  • Risk, Vulnerability and Resilience 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 30 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    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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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

A relevant undergraduate degree at a minimum level of 2.2 (Lower second class) Honours, or equivalent alternative qualifications or experience;ANDEnglish Language RequirementA Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 90 with no less than 20 in each of the sub-tests for the Internet-based test, or 577 for the paper-based test with no less than 55 in each of the sub-tests and 5.5 in the TWE (Test of Written English) for the paper-based test; ORAn overall Band Score of at least 6.5, with no less than a minimum of 6 in each of the sub-tests as a minimum in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    622 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 622 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
  • National

    622 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 622 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
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HK$4,865 per credit


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