Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management (Distance Learning) (MSc) at University of Leicester

University of Leicester
Masters (MSc)

2 years
Part time

Course description:

The MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management at the University of Leicester is delivered by distance-learning over 2 years. Students, through this course, will be able to identify interconnections among global warming, climate change, environmental disasters, and terror threats and understand how disasters, crises and risks cause social, economic, financial, natural and physical disruption that often most severely affect the poor and vulnerable. This programme aims to develop the confidence of risk and disaster management practitioners and responders and help them to improve practice, alleviate poverty, reduce systemic risk, and assert leadership in this field. Students will also be invited to attend the Leicester Masterclass held on campus at the University every August/September.

In addition to learning the risk, crisis and disaster management theories that underpin the UN’s Frameworks, the course will provide you with the skills and confidence to plan and execute research and engage in global debates with confidence. To achieve this, you will develop skills to evaluate information critically, communicate ideas clearly, undertake advanced conceptual analysis, use information sources effectively, report and interprete research critically, and develop new approaches to problem-solving. The core modules are:

• Theories of Risk, Crisis and Disasters
• Disaster Risk Reduction and International Development
• Managing Risk, Crisis and Disasters
• Emergency Planning Management and
• Research Methods and Project (Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management).


School of Business at University of Leicester

Entry Requirements:

Applicants must a good honours degree in a relevant field (2:2 or above, from a recognised higher education institution) or its equivalent, or at least 3 years of work experience in a related field plus completion of a practice assignment. They need to demonstrate English proficiency, of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. See the Official Website (link found below) for equivalent international qualifications by country.


Official Programme Website: https://le.ac.uk/courses/risk-crisis-and-disaster-management-msc-dl/2020

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