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MScEmergency Planning and Management

Coventry University
United Kingdom, Coventry / London
Tuition fee £12,656.00 per year
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Major emergencies in the UK, such as the fuel shortages, the foot and
mouth epidemic of 2000, repeated widespread flooding, and the London
bombings of 2005 have made clear the need for enhanced levels of
resilience in the UK.

The MSc in Emergency Planning and Management is a taught course
designed to provide students with an advanced level of understanding
of concepts and evolving best practice in emergency planning and

Increased levels of preparedness and more effective responses to
realised risks and threats also require an understanding of the issues
that underlie many of the day-to-day problems faced by practitioners
in the field of emergency planning and management.

This understanding, including how such issues may be addressed in
practice, is necessary in order to increase the level of resilience of
individual organisations, as well as the effectiveness of the
integrated emergency management of disruptive challenges to the UK
economy, society, and security.

The course covers a range of subject areas, such as:

  • Disaster Theory and Practice
  • Risk Assessment
  • Emergency and Disaster Planning
  • Integrated Emergency Management Practice and Issues
  • Managing Health in Emergencies and Disasters
  • Business Continuity Management
  • The Management of Natural and Environmental Disasters
  • GIS, Science and Services
  • Research Design and Methods
  • Dissertation Topic

A Postgraduate Certificate may be awarded following completion of
four modules; a Postgraduate Diploma would require the successful
completion of four additional modules (8 in total); and an MSc degree
would also require the successful completion of a dissertation.

Career opportunities

The MSc in Emergency Planning and Management is ideal for students
seeking career advancement within either the public or private
sectors, or for those wishing to pursue an academic or
research-oriented career.

Both current concerns with enhancing resilience to emergencies in the
UK and specific organisational duties arising from UK legislation have
created a strong demand for qualified emergency planning and
management professionals.

Our graduates are much sought after by a range of organisations,
including local and regional government, the uniformed services,
health and other public sector agencies, and many private sector

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020
Apply now! Spring semester 2019/20
Application start
Sep 1, 2019
Application deadline
Sep 1, 2019 23:59
Europe/Vilnius time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries.

Studies commence
Feb 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States