12 months
Duration
28440 USD/year
5484 USD/year
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About

Disaster Risk and Resilience from University of Canterbury calls for a broader, more people-centred, preventative approach to disaster risk reduction, in which communities, government and private sectors, civil society organisations, academia, and research institutions work together to build resilience and develop collaborative disaster risk reduction practices.

Overview

Disaster Risk and Resilience from University of Canterbury defines a disaster as a disruption of social and community function, involving so many losses and destructive impacts that affected communities and regions are unable to cope using their own resources. Global efforts to reduce the impacts of disasters over the last decade have failed to keep up with growing exposure of people and assets to natural and other hazards, which is generating new risks and a steady rise in disaster-related losses. 

Careers

The job market for Disaster Risk and Resilience graduates is strong and varied. Recent graduates have taken up roles in both central and local government and in the private sector, including for example NZ Crown Research Institutes, Ministries for the Environment and for Defence, Civil Defence and Emergency Management groups, local government hazard management, and consultancies (both here and overseas).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • GIS for Disaster Risk and Resilience
  • Disaster Risk and Resilience
  • Natural Hazard Risk Assessment
  • Disaster Risk and Resilience Applications
  • Advanced Urban, Regional and Resource Planning 
  • Advanced Risk and Resilience 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should apply as early as possible to give yourself maximum preparation time for visa application, fee payment, travel and accommodation arrangements. 

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
B

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students should have a bachelor's degree which is relevant to Disaster Risk and Resilience, normally with a B Grade Point Average or higher in the final year.

  • If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28440 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5484 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5484 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National students - 7,618 - 8,867 NZD
  • International Students - 39,500 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 NZD /month
Living costs

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

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.

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