Emergency Planning and Management MScCoventry University
£ 6.930 - (8.002 €)
- Scarborough (Inglaterra)
¿Qué aprendes en este curso?
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 management.WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
Courses in disaster management have been offered at Coventry University for over ten years.
- Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and implement strategies required by the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 and other UK civil contingencies legislation;
- designed both for professionals who have current responsibilities in the field of emergency planning and management and for individuals who wish to enter into this field;
- examine selected examples of disaster management in other countries, giving students an opportunity to consider UK policy and practice within a comparative international perspective;
- evaluate issues in emergency planning and management and their practical implications, with a view to improving current practice;
- may be taken on either a full-time or part-time basis, in order to accommodate the ongoing professional commitments of practitioners.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
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 and emergency planning;
- Integrated emergency management, practice and issues;
- Communities - approaches to resilience and engagement;
- Risk, crisis and continuity management;
- Management of natural and environmental hazards;
- Technology for disaster and emergency management;
- Research design and methods;
As part of this course you will study Global Professional Development, a beneficial new 10-credit module developed in partnership with the CMI. Explore this module's content and benefits here.
Assessment for all modules is by 100% coursework. As well as satisfying the required standards for an academic research project, the dissertation provides an opportunity for students to focus their learning on their own particular professional development needs.
Full-time students, who start their programme in October of each year, normally research and write their dissertations between June and September of the following year. Part-time students also generally start in October. It is possible, however, for either full or part-time students to start their programme in February of each year.TEACHING CONTACT HOURS
Modules are taught as 1 week ‘face-to-face’ contact at the University (including lectures, workshops, seminars, and exercises) followed by several weeks of directed and self-directed study, which may be undertaken off-campus."