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Emergency Management, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #287 (QS) Palmerston North, New Zealand| Online
This is primarily an exit programme - students should apply for admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Emergency Management or the Master of Emergency Management. The Postgraduate Certificate in Emergency Management is delivered by Massey University.

Overview

In its broadest sense, emergency management focuses on the organisation of communities to respond to disasters, survive them, rebuild social structures and infrastructure, and sustain and preserve life.

Learning outcomes

For most students embarking on emergency management studies, the Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management from Massey University will be their first step. The Graduate Certificate provides an introduction to emergency management concepts and incident command systems.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • A Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management or
  • a Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management, with at least a B grade average 
OR
  • An undergraduate degree AND at least two years of relevant industry/professional experience

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19870 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    4324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4324 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • Domestic students: 6609 NZD
  • International students: 30370 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.

Funding

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