Emergency Management (MEmergMgt), Master

Emergency Management (MEmergMgt), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #316 (QS) Online
With Massey University’s Master of Emergency Management (MEmergMgt), you’ll learn to effectively lead emergency management programmes at operational and strategic levels.


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

Get in-depth understanding of emergency management issues

With the Master of Emergency Management from Massey University (MEmergMgt) you’ll gain in-depth knowledge about a range of emergency management issues, practices and policies.

This master’s programme will give you skills in:

  • Critical application of theory and research
  • Analysis, synthesis and critical evaluations of disaster risk
  • Crisis leadership and communications
  • Decision making
  • Disaster management policy and procedure
Options to suit you

The recently revised, innovative Master of Emergency Management offers two options:

  • Coursework option - 120 credits of compulsory courses and 60 credits of elective courses
  • Research option - 90 credits of courses and a 90-credit thesis in emergency management
Learn from the leaders

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


Our graduates normally find positions as mid-to-senior level managers in organisations such as:

  • Local government
  • Central Government
  • Public safety agencies
  • International humanitarian aid organisations


For more than 80 years, Massey University has helped shape the lives and communities of people in New Zealand and around the world. Its forward-thinking spirit, research-led teaching, and cutting-edge discoveries make Massey New Zealand’s defining university.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Emergency management
  • Techniques and Methods in Evaluation Research
  • Natural Hazards
  • Coping with Disasters
  • Emergency Management in Practice
  • Professional Inquiry in Emergency Management
  • Natural Hazards and Resilient Communities
For more information, please visit programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    120 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

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

  • An undergraduate degree with a minimum B grade average across the 200/300 level major courses AND at least two years relevant industry or professional experience. 
  • A Postgraduate Diploma in Emergency Management or equivalent, with at least a B grade average

Note: Students with a Postgraduate Diploma in Emergency Management may be admitted directly to Part II , completing 120 credits. Part II must be competed, with the remaining credits being selected from Part One courses.

For more information, please visit programme website.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    33060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33060 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    6906 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6906 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Massey University Masterate Scholarship

Masterate Scholarships are offered for the purpose of encouraging postgraduate research at Massey University. Applicants must be enrolled or eligible to enrol full-time in a 120 credit research programme towards a Masters degree at Massey University.

Massey University Masterate Scholarship for Maori Students

Masterate Scholarships for Maori students are offered for the purpose of encouraging postgraduate research at Massey University. Applicants must be enrolled or eligible to enrol full-time in a 120 credit research programme towards a Masters degree.

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