Disaster Management and Resilience MSc 2019/20 entry

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Course code:

EECT019

Study options:

2-5 years (part time)

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

September 2019
January 2020

Fees:
Faculty:

Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700


onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

EECT019

Study options:

2-5 years (part time)

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

September 2019
January 2020

Fees:
Faculty:

Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700


onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

EECT019

Study options:

2-5 years (part time)

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

September 2019
January 2020

Fees:
Faculty:

Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700


onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

Natural disasters and armed conflict have existed in human existence throughout history. Disaster Management and Resilience MSc can develop your existing skills to help you manage risk and respond to disasters, food insecurity and conflict.

If you are interested in careers focused on disaster intervention or are a current practitioner seeking to update your knowledge in disaster management, humanitarian assistance, capacity building and disaster risk reduction, this specialist master’s course encompasses up-to-date thinking in disaster theory, management policy, strategy and practice in the in the developing and developed world.

Disaster management has been taught at Coventry for over 20 years and this postgraduate course covers the advanced research skills, knowledge and management expertise, to deal effectively with future disasters, encouraging you to adopt a strategic and holistic perspective. It aims to develop your expertise and capacity to identify, analyse, interpret and manage risk and disaster issues successfully focusing on less economically developed contexts across the world, focusing on sustainable solutions and building community resilience.

Our Learning Platform

Coventry University has partnered with FutureLearn*, a leading online social learning platform, to deliver 100% online degrees to learners across the globe.

From short taster courses to undergraduate and postgraduate diplomas, certificates and fully online degrees, we aim to offer a seamless high-quality learning experience on your mobile, desktop or tablet. You can pay for your degree module by module, making it possible to gain a qualification upon successful completion in a flexible and affordable way that can fit your lifestyle and existing commitments.

*Please note that the platform provider may be subject to change.

 

Flexibility

Short 2-week learning blocks combined with a pay-as-you-go payment model

Value

Spread the cost with our flexible pay-as-you-go payment options

Employability

Earn a full Coventry University degree upon successful completion

Community

Truly international in scale, learn with over 10 million other users across the world

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What our tutors say

We are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching.

Course information

This programme is designed to provide you with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and practical skills needed to identify, critically analyse, assess and successfully manage increasingly complex disasters, operating confidently in policy development, strategy implementation and response management.

It aims to enable you to deal with complex multifactorial disasters, in a professional, organisational, national and international capacity, through developing strategies which will increase our resilience to risks and threats to both economies and societies.

You should gain a solid understanding of the key theories within the areas of humanitarian practice, development, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. You should be equipped with skills needed to evaluate the activities of NGOs, multilateral agencies and institutions and undertake risk and vulnerability assessments at an appropriate level of seniority, including important developments in the field of humanitarian relief and operations.

We will help to expand your knowledge of the legal and political framework of international humanitarian and disaster risk reduction sectors, taking account of the social, ethical and environmental contexts of disaster management. You will also be required to carry out an independent piece of research of your choosing, intended to enable you to develop skills in personal organisation, research and critical thinking, as well as advancing your knowledge in the subject area.

Modules

Overview

This course includes the Professional Development module. Each of the participating postgraduate courses have an individually tailored version of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Professional Development module.

Modules

  • Disaster Risk, Resilience, Adaptation and Sustainability

  • Training and Exercise Design and Delivery

  • Resilience, Security and Emerging Technologies

  • Community Preparedness, Recovery and Resilience

Overview

Modules

  • Risk, Incident and Leadership

  • Researching Perspectives and Practice

  • Humanitarian Principles, Preparedness and Response

  • Disaster Interventions, Evaluation and Learning

Overview

Working Paper CMI Global Professional Development-Consultancy

Overview

Working Paper CMI Global Professional Development-Consultancy

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

In more detail...

  • You will be taught by full time experienced and qualified lecturers. All our teaching staff have experience in preparedness, development and response; evaluation of the long-term sustainability of post-disaster housing reconstruction, advising on the formulation of a National Community Resilience Framework and on policy and strategies for warning and informing the public.

You will be taught by full time experienced and qualified lecturers.

The course is primarily designed to be studied part-time by students currently in employment.

To be awarded a master’s degree you must successfully complete modules worth 180 credits. All content will be delivered through a flexible model where students choose the number of modules they will study across a given academic term. Each 13 week term is comprised of 5 sets of 2 week blocks of learning (e.g. 5 x 2 weeks) with the remainder of the term used for assessment (e.g. 3 weeks).

For each module we will provide engaging video lectures and a variety of interactive content and activities. The online contact between lecturers and colleagues will help you stay motivated and committed to learning.

This online course allows busy professionals to fit their studies into other commitments, and maximise work-study balance

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. Online assessment methods include watching videos, reading articles, doing tests and completing assignments online.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

On successful completion, you should have knowledge of:

A comprehensive evaluation of risk, its components and influencing factors, approaches to assessment, and prioritisation and organisational role in planning, managing and recovering from humanitarian crises and disasters.

A detailed knowledge of policy and approaches for mitigating, preparing for, managing and recovering from crises, conflict and disasters for responding agencies, organisations and affected communities.

A thorough comprehension of approaches to assessing complexity and interaction and developing, monitoring and evaluating resilience in processes, systems, organisations and communities at risk from known and emergent threats in a sustainable way.

A detailed analysis of multi-stakeholder engagement, communication, co-operation and governance in all aspects of policy and strategy development, implementation and management, at all scales in disaster contexts.

An ability to manage information, evaluate uncertainty, ambiguity and complexity in knowledge, method and management and to make appropriate and defensible decisions for managing complex disaster situations.

A critical awareness of issues and challenges at the forefront of research and practice in disasters and resilience.

An ability to evaluate and use appropriate methods of enquiry and analysis, and to progress good practice in the discipline over the course of their career.

The skills demanded to research, evaluate high level material in order to produce an independent working paper that meets ethical requirements of the university, synthesises both academic and sector perspectives and presents findings and recommendations in a professional way.

Each 50 credit module will consist of 150 hours activities. 

The activity time will be made up of a mixture of guided and self-guided study. Students will have access to an experienced team of tutors and lecturers who will support their studies. Each module will have dedicated online tutorials to support the learning.

This course focuses on disaster management within an international context, drawing on case studies and the experience of agencies working across the globe. You will have opportunities to collaborate with students from around the world via our online platform FutureLearn. The international nature of our course design and delivery team will provide you with a diverse range of experiences from a global perspective.

What our tutors say

We are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching.

Entry Requirements

Successful applicants must normally hold at least a second-class honours degree from a discipline relevant to the Programme.

Applicants without a first degree, but who have considerable relevant work experience and/or a relevant professional development qualification, will also be considered for admission to the Programme, on merit. Such applicants will be interviewed and may be required to provide supportive evidence of their career to date.

Successful applicants must normally hold at least a second-class honours degree from a discipline relevant to the Programme.

Applicants with a lower class of degree and/or with a qualification in other subject areas will be individually considered and will usually be interviewed prior to being offered a place on the course. 

Portfolio

Applicants without a first degree, but who have considerable relevant work experience and/or a relevant professional development qualification, will also be considered for admission to the Programme, on merit. Such applicants will be interviewed and may be required to provide supportive evidence of their career to date.

English as a foreign language Participants whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in verbal and written English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no component less than 5.5, or TOEFL 600. If you have IELTS 6.0 you may be eligible to study our online pre-sessional English course.

Successful applicants must normally hold at least a second-class honours degree from a discipline relevant to the Programme.

Applicants with a lower class of degree and/or with a qualification in other subject areas will be individually considered and will usually be interviewed prior to being offered a place on the course.

Portfolio

Applicants without a first degree, but who have considerable relevant work experience and/or a relevant professional development qualification, will also be considered for admission to the Programme, on merit. Such applicants will be interviewed and may be required to provide supportive evidence of their career to date

English as a Foreign Language Participants whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in verbal and written English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no component less than 5.5, or TOEFL 600. If you have IELTS 6.0 you may be eligible to study our online pre-sessional English course.

What our tutors say

We are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching.

Starts

Fee


September 2019

£14,000 (per year)


January 2020

£14,000 (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2019

£14,000 (per year)


January 2020

£14,000 (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2019

£14,000 (per year)


January 2020

£14,000 (per year)


Module Code Module Name Credits Fee per module
7087EXQ Community Preparedness, Recovery and Resilience 15  £ 1,166.66
7019EXQ Disaster Interventions, Evaluation and Learning 15  £ 1,166.66
7017EXQ Disaster Risk, Resilience, Adaptation and Sustainability 15  £ 1,166.66
7016EXQ Humanitarian Principles, Preparedness and Response 15  £ 1,166.66
7095EXQ Researching Perspectives and Practice 15  £ 1,166.66
7091EXQ Resilience, Security and Emerging Technologies 15  £ 1,166.66
7089EXQ Risk, Incidents and Leadership 15  £ 1,166.66
7093EXQ Training and Exercise Design and Delivery 15  £ 1,166.66
7002CRB Global Professional Development - Consultancy 10  £   777.77
7122EXQ Working Paper 50  £ 3,888.88

What our tutors say

We are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching.

Career prospects

The course aims to enable you to develop your skills in problem-solving, teamwork and leadership, project management and communication, all of which are qualities employers demand Our part-time students are often sponsored by their employers and our graduates have gone on to work for a range of organisations, including, governments, NGOs and private sector organisations.

We strive to produce graduates who can make difficult decisions whilst being culturally sensitive, ethical and compassionate, the capabilities required by international relief and development organisations, private sector consultancies, national government, local authorities and United Nations agencies operating around the world.

Where our graduates work

Graduates from the on-campus version of this course have gone to work in the UK and in countries all over the world, including Denmark, Finland, Germany, Bangladesh, China, Pakistan, the United States and Canada. Some have taken up roles as planning officers, emergency planners, international humanitarian coordinator, disaster risk reduction analysts and deployable emergency response managers, while others have joined emergency services, public administration or pursued research and lecturing within education.

 

Employers of our graduates include: UNICEF, United Nations, Action Centre La Faim (Toronto, Canada), the Institute for Risk Management and Climate Change (Bogota, Colombia), WWF, Danish Refugee Council, Deutsche Bahn, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Mumbai, India), United Nations Population Fund (Jakarta, Indonesia), the British and German Red Cross, The Netherlands Institute for Safety, Medecins Sans Frontieres and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency.

What our tutors say

We are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with Coventry University, a Student Contract will be formed between you and Coventry University. A copy of the student contract will be made available to you via the dedicated Admissions Teams, during the enquiry/application stage. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the University will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol with the University.

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