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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9.7k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 12.2k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 Tháng một 2016


    This course will give you the skills required to pursue a career in emergency planning and management. You will examine theory and practice in a range of countries, comparing approaches in the UK with those in New Zealand, the USA, Australia and Canada.


    This course has been designed with your future employability as its focus. You will develop the skills needed to manage the response to social emergencies (e.g. the Hillsborough football stadium disaster), technological incidents (e.g. the Buncefield oil storage depot explosion), major transport accidents and natural hazards (e.g. the recent earthquakes in New Zealand and Japan).
    In addition you will benefit from:

    • Excellent employment prospects in public, charitable and private organisations involved in emergency planning and management. Currently, over 94% of our graduates find graduate-level employment (or postgraduate study opportunities) within six months of graduation,
    • experienced teaching staff who bring professional and research expertise into their teaching,
    • the opportunity to undertake a year of professional training with an emergency planning and management organisation. Professional training opportunities are available with local authorities, regional fire and police teams, utility companies, airport operators, transport for London and oil spill response organisations,
    • residential courses at an outdoor education and training centre (Outreach) that specialises in training for the UK emergency services,
    • the opportunity to attend UK site visits and overseas field course,
    • a range of training exercises and simulations which will develop your skills in responding to emergencies in `real life´ situation,
    • previous students have received undergraduate bursaries from and pursued a career with the British Armed Forces.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
    • EUR 9700 Year (EEA)
    • EUR 12200 Year (Non-EEA)

    EU/UK £ 8,280; Overseas £10,560

    Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
    Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time Intensity Flexible

    Course Content

    In your first year you will develop an understanding of key concepts such as hazard, vulnerability and risk and, in addition, procedures in the command and control of emergency incidents.

    In the second year you will study the human environment and identify how certain locations, communities or institutions are especially sensitive to the impact of disaster as a result of their precondition. You will also develop practical skills in methods for assessing vulnerability and risk, developing plans and managing emergency response.

    In your final year you are encouraged to evaluate and critically analyse issues that face the emergency management profession in the UK and internationally. You will also have the opportunity to carry out an independent piece of research. Many students choose to base this on the work they were involved with during their professional training year.

    Course structure and module list

    This course is regularly reviewed and updated to reflect new developments and the requirements of the profession and relevant careers.

    Year 1

    • Introduction to Disasters
    • Introduction to Emergency Management, Relief and Recovery
    • Introduction to Field Operations
    • Earth Systems
    • Higher Education skills
    • Module selected from Add+vantage list

    Year 2

    • Dealing with Emergencies in the UK
    • Assessing and Managing Risk
    • Field Operations and Project Management
    • Crisis and Continuity Management
    • Warning and Informing for Environmental Hazards
    • Geographical Information Systems
    • Career Skills (linked to placement preparation)
    • Module selected from Add+vantage list

    Optional Placement Year or Year of Study Abroad

    Final Year

    • Concepts and Issues in Emergency Planning
    • Training and Exercising for Emergency Management
    • Crisis Complexity and Disaster Etiology
    • Italy field course
    • Community Resilience
    • Hazards, Disasters and GIS
    • Final Year Independent Project
    • Employment Skills
    • Module selected from Add+vantage list

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English Language and Mathematic , or specified equivalents,
    A - Levels: BCC - BBC,
    BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DMM - DDM,
    The Access Diploma: include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit,
    International Baccalaureate Diploma: 28-29 points,
    English as a Foreign Language: IELTS 6.0.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

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