Postgraduate Certificate in Disaster, Risk and Resilience 2019/20 entry

Course code:

EECT017

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

How to Apply
Location:

Coventry University
CU Coventry
100% online study

Starting:

January 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700


onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

EECT017

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University
CU Coventry
100% online study

Starting:

January 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700


onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

EECT017

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

How to Apply
Location:

Coventry University
CU Coventry
100% online study

Starting:

January 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700


onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

Humanitarian response, disaster risk reduction, development, sustainability, and climate adaptation have traditionally been aligned but separate sectors. As practitioners, we need to understand the relationships between the policies, programmes and projects that seek to address risks, develop preparedness and resilience, facilitate recovery and avoid interventions that may be unsustainable or exacerbate vulnerability.

This course is designed to offer an integrated, comprehensive and holistic approach to disaster management and long-term resilience in a global context, and aims to help you develop a high-level understanding of disaster management and resilience policy and practice upon successful completion. During the course, we will illustrate challenges through case studies and the application of traditional and innovative frameworks for analysis. You will also have the opportunity to assess the importance of communication, coordination and collaboration aspects in line with stakeholder management.

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

Partners

Academia, private sector, NGO/INGOs, local and national governments, practitioners

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Course information

There has never been a greater need for professionals who can unravel the complexities of risk, unsustainable development and ultimately disaster to help transform the way we work from policy to practice.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Disaster, Risk and Resilience provides the opportunity for you to gain up-to-date knowledge on various topics in disaster management and resilience, as well as develop your analytical and evaluative skills upon successful completion. During your study, you’ll have the chance to explore topics including humanitarian principles, community preparedness and the principles and methods for accountability, and the monitoring and evaluation of disaster interventions.

Modules

Overview

Overview

Modules

  • Module 1

     Disaster Risk, Resilience, Adaptation & Sustainability.

  • Module 2

    Humanitarian Principles, Preparedness & Response.

  • Module 3

    Disaster Interventions, Evaluation and Learning.

  • Module 4

    Community Preparedness, Recovery and Resilience.

In more detail...

During your study, you’ll have the chance to explore topics including disaster, risk, resilience, adaptation and sustainability, humanitarian principles, community preparedness and disaster intervention.

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

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, you must successfully complete four mandatory modules worth a total of 60 credits.

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

 

 

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

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods, which could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include coursework, presentation, poster, group work etc.

 

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

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.

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 is designed to provide you with a diverse range of experiences from a global perspective.

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

Entry Requirements

Normally a 2:2 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.

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.

Relevant work experience and/or a professional development qualification will also be considered.

Normally a 2:2 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.

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.

Relevant work experience and/or a professional development qualification will also be considered.

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.

Normally a 2:2 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.

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.

Relevant work experience and/or a professional development qualification will also be considered.

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.

Starts

Fee


January 2020

£4,667 (per year)


Starts

Fee


January 2020

£4,667 (per year)


Starts

Fee


January 2020

£4,667 (per year)


Module Code Module Name Credits Fee per module
7017EXQ Disaster Risk, Resilience, Adaptation & Sustainability 15  £1,166.66
7019EXQ Disaster Interventions, Evaluation and Learning 15  £1,166.66
7016EXQ Humanitarian Principles, Preparedness & Response 15  £1,166.66
7087EXQ Community Preparedness, Recovery and Resilience 15  £1,166.66

Career prospects

The course aims to enable you, upon successful completion, to have developed 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 previous 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.

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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