Disaster and Emergency Management, Postgraduate Diploma | Royal Roads University | Victoria, Canada
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Disaster and Emergency Management

23 months
16667 CAD/year
13244 CAD/year
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As disaster and emergency management professionals know, disasters happen in relation to the world itself. This 12-month interdisciplinary Disaster and Emergency Management diploma from Royal Roads University looks at disaster and emergency management in an integrated, holistic way.


You'll learn how the environment, society, economics and politics all have an impact on how disasters unfold. You'll study how to plan for and mitigate disasters and emergencies, and to promote sustainable recovery when disaster strikes. And you'll look at ways to support communities at risk of disaster, increasing resilience.

This Disaster and Emergency Management program from Royal Roads University is meant for disaster and emergency management professionals, and those who aspire to work in this growing field.

Program outcomes

Once you have completed this program, you'll have skills like critical thinking, communication and an understanding of best practices to work in sectors like international development, disaster management and mitigation, emergency response and international NGOs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic Integrity
  • Student Orientation to Learning
  • 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 23 months

Start dates & application deadlines



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

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
  • * Relevant and related fields are defined by each program based on disciplinary and/or professional practices.  Applicants are required to address how they consider their academic education to be relevant and related to their desired program of study within the personal statement questions.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16667 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 16667 CAD per year during 23 months.
  • National

    13244 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13244 CAD per year during 23 months.

Living costs for Victoria

1490 - 2092 CAD /month
Living costs

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


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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