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Disaster Nursing, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #91 (QS) ,
The overall aim of the programme is to offer experienced nurses the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skill and judgement necessary to function effectively as practitioner, supervisor, collaborator, educator, manager and researcher and leader in a disaster-affected healthcare system.


This programme is tailored-made to prepare nurses in advanced practice competencies in the discipline of disaster nursing and its research needs of the Chinese communities. The selection of subjects for preparing students is based on the projected health needs of the affected community throughout the disaster management continuum.Classes are conducted in Sichuan University – Hong Kong Polytechnic University Institute for Disaster Management and Reconstruction (IDMR). Class contact will be arranged in five 2-week intensive study blocks over two years, complemented by on-line learning activities and independent learning of prescribed reading and assignment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Risk Reduction Management in a Disaster
  • Medical and Public Health Response in a Disaster
  • Disasters and Mental Health

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: between  04.01.2019  and 30.04.2019
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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

  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University or its equivalent in China
  • Three years of work experience as a Registered Nurse in China, preferably in Accident and Emergency, Critical Care, Orthopedics, Trauma Care, Burn, Intensive Care (including Paediatrics) and Community Health
  • English Language Requirement
    • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test, 550 for the paper-based test, or 213 for the computer-based test; OR
    • An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); OR
    • Chinese mainland's College English Test (CET) Band 6 or equivalent (an admission English test will be administered for applicants who do not meet the English language requirement).

Tuition Fee

Not specified.

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/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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