Disaster Management and Resilience MSc

Coventry University’s Disaster Management and Resilience MSc could develop your existing skills to help you manage risk, mitigate/prepare and respond to disasters, food insecurity and conflict. If you are interested in careers focused on disaster intervention or are a current practitioner seeking to update your knowledge in disaster management, humanitarian assistance, capacity building and disaster risk reduction, this specialist master’s course encompasses up-to-date thinking in disaster theory, management policy, strategy and practice. Disaster management has been taught at Coventry for over 20 years and this postgraduate course covers the advanced research skills, knowledge and management expertise needed to deal effectively with future disasters, encouraging you to adopt a strategic and holistic perspective. It aims to develop your expertise and capacity to identify, analyse, interpret and manage risk and disaster issues successfully, focusing on less economically developed contexts across the world, focusing on sustainable solutions and building community resilience.

Course syllabus:

  1. Disaster Risk, Resilience, Adaptation and Sustainability

  2. Training and Exercise Design and Delivery

  3. Resilience, Security and Emerging Technologies

  4. Community Preparedness, Recovery and Resilience

  5. Risk, Incident and Leadership

  6. Researching Perspectives and Practice

  7. Humanitarian Principles, Preparedness and Response

  8. Disaster Interventions, Evaluation and Learning

  9. Working Paper

  10. Global Professional Development-Consultancy