Postgraduate Diploma On Campus Online

Emergency Management

12 months
19302 USD/year
4104 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Postgraduate Diploma in Emergency Management from Massey University will help you broaden your knowledge of disaster prevention and management.


Emergency management focuses on organising communities to respond to disasters. It looks at how to survive disasters, rebuild social structures and infrastructure, and sustain and preserve life.

Increase your knowledge of emergency management issues

Massey University’s Postgraduate Diploma in Emergency Management will give you a range of knowledge. This entails theory and research in emergency management – its issues, practices and policies.

If you’re a mid-to-senior level emergency manager, and are interested in expanding your emergency management competencies, this diploma is for you. It is an advanced coursework degree. The Diploma will build on the core emergency management knowledge you’ve gained through industry experience and prerequisite qualifications. You’ll build advanced knowledge of emergency management at both operational and strategic levels.

Learn from the leaders

You’ll work closely with professionals at the Joint Centre for Disaster Research. This is an exciting collaboration between Massey University and GNS Science, based at Massey’s Wellington campus.


Our graduates normally find positions as mid-to-senior level managers within the following types of organisations:

  • local government
  • central government
  • public safety agencies
  • international humanitarian aid organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Emergency management 
  • Natural Hazards 
  • Coping with Disasters
  • Emergency Management in Practice
  • Natural Hazards and Resilient Communities
  • Techniques and Methods in Evaluation Research

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


To enter the Postgraduate Diploma in Emergency Management you will have been awarded or qualified for:

  • a Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management, or equivalent, with at least a B grade average, or
  • a Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management or equivalent, with at least a B grade average, or
  • an undergraduate degree and at least two years of relevant industry or professional experience.
  • You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.
  • If you are applying with a bachelor’s degree and relevant industry or professional experience, you will need to provide a curriculum vitae.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    19302 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19302 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4104 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4104 USD per year during 12 months.

National: 6,796 NZD

International: 31,959 NZD

Living costs for Palmerston North

1100 - 2100 NZD /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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