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MSc Disaster Management

This course will prepare you with advanced knowledge and skills to lead on disaster management. Learn risk reduction, resilience strategies and develop major incident management systems that respond to, and help recovery from a range of disasters.

  • Delivery:
    Part-Time, Full time according to Funding Council definitions

Why study MSc Disaster Management at BU? 

  • Learn at one of the leading providers of Disaster Management training and education both in the UK and overseas 
  • Develop knowledge and skills from a broad range of organisations, such as government agencies, international industries, and emergency services, required for future leaders 
  • Acquire critical understanding of risk reduction and resilience strategies to enable to you respond and help recover disasters when they occur 
  • Flexible learning options, including a choice of full-time or part-time study 
  • Blended course delivery enabling you to conduct your learning from anywhere in the world. 

Find out more about the content of this course.

For September 2021 entry: In order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses. This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page in May 2021 to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.

Bournemouth University Disaster Management Centre (BUDMC) 

Bournemouth University’s Disaster Management Centre (BUDMC) has garnered decades of experience in education, research and professional practice. 

The BUDMC enjoys an international reputation, selected alongside BU’s International Centre for Tourism & Hospitality Research by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNTWO) to undertake vital research into global disaster management. Find out more here

Key information

Next start date:

September 2021, September 2022

Location:

Bournemouth University

Duration:

1 year full-time; 2 years maximum part-time. Each unit is delivered via one week of intensive lectures/seminars followed by 8 weeks online learning

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 or equivalent in any subject, or equivalent

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading. For more information see our full entry requirements.

Course details

For full-time and part-time options

Each taught unit is delivered via one week of intensive lectures/seminars at Bournemouth University, Monday to Friday, 9am–4pm. This is then followed by eight weeks of online learning study, developmental activities and assignment writing. This can be conducted in your own time from anywhere in the world. 

Download the programme specification (pdf 464kb)

Entry requirements

Your application

This course is designed for applicants who:

  • Are creative and enthusiastic
  • Are able to work to tight and competing deadlines
  • Are able to work independently as well as enjoy working with other people
  • Can work with students from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds.

How to apply

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that teaching staff can change.

Course changes

What our students say

Jamie Simpson

I have loved the course. Every module I have attended has been thoroughly engaging, interesting and I have learned so much. The lecturers have all been great. Honestly, I wish I enrolled years sooner!

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