12 months
32187 USD/year
5696 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Prepare for a leadership role in disaster management or the humanitarian field with in-depth knowledge of resilience and risk reduction with this Master of Disaster Management from University of Auckland. 

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Focusing on the major issues of disaster resilience and risk reduction, the MDisMgt equips you with the applicable skills to confidently solve complex problems in high pressure environments.

We implement a holistic approach to disaster management, and provide the knowledge needed to plan frameworks, create policies, and device solutions. 

A compulsory component of this programme is a research project, where you will demonstrate the critical thinking and analytical skills needed to independently approach a real-world issue in a disaster setting.

This Master of Disaster Management from University of Auckland  draws on expertise from across the University. Beyond the Faculty of Engineering’s world-class academic roster, you’ll be able to learn from experts from Science, Architecture and Planning, Development Studies and Environmental Law.  

The students come from a broad range of disciplines – though they vary in experience, they share a common goal to help communities prepare for, and recover from, natural disasters.


Recent disasters have generated a need to gain expert and specialist knowledge for many professionals, making this a highly relevant programme. 

Disaster management is an inherently people-focused discipline, and our graduates have found work within the humanitarian field, as well as within governmental agencies.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Civil defence manager
  • Disaster resilience specialist
  • Disaster risk reduction specialist
  • Emergency preparedness specialist
  • Government policy adviser
  • Hazards analyst​
  • Humanitarian field worker

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Project Management 
  • A&B Research Project
  • Disaster Management and Resilience
  • Disaster Risk Management  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits

120 or 180


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

Taught 120 points    

  • You must have completed one year of postgraduate study, following an undergraduate degree, in any discipline. Your study must have been at a recognised university (or similar institution) and you will need a GPE of 5.0.

Taught 180 points

  • You must have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 5.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32187 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32187 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5696 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5696 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$7,934.40 – $18,098.40
  • International: NZ$44,830

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 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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