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Disaster Medicine MSc/PGDip/PGCert

University of Central Lancashire

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MSc Disaster Medicine is for healthcare professionals who want to work as part of a disaster response team, not only delivering but planning and co-ordinating healthcare in the challenging environment of disaster and conflict. It will especially appeal to emergency and urgent care professionals (doctors, nurses, paramedics and other healthcare professionals) who would like to expand the scope of their skills to include disaster response. It will also appeal to healthcare professionals in other disciplines, who are considering venturing into this exciting and expanding field of Disaster Medicine.

Delivering healthcare to communities affected by disasters, be they natural or man-made, is an aspect of healthcare that is both demanding and immensely rewarding. It requires specific skills and expertise that would enable healthcare professionals to adapt and respond to the need of the affected communities at a time when they are most vulnerable. Our course will provide participants with the necessary skills to deal with aspects of healthcare delivery in a disaster, from advance planning, to immediate response, to healthcare in the medium-to-long-term. In addition, it covers the complex logistical, legal and ethical issues, as well as an overview of the principles of disaster management.

The course will be delivered in mixed mode, both online and on campus, allowing students to study either full-time or part-time whilst practising. The team who have written this programme have extensive experience as Doctors in the UK and in disaster conditions. They have drawn upon their expertise and experience to develop a programme which will underpin professional practice in extreme conditions.


Designed by medical professionals with experience in disaster and conflict medicine, this course will prepare participants for work in disaster environments - not only preparing them for enhanced delivery of healthcare in a disaster zone, but also providing them with the skills required to plan, manage and deliver a medical programme under these conditions, with consideration for ethical, legal and logistical issues.

Healthcare professional will find the skills and knowledge gained on this course very useful, whether they seek a short-term deployment to a disaster zone, or they go for employment with international relief agencies and organisations.

Intercalating medical students could use this qualification as the foundation for further study and practice following qualification.

Skills gained on the programme will be transferable to many aspects of emergency medicine practice.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,200per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Central Lancashire

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  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

An affordable city for students, Preston was also named as best place in the UK’s North West to live and work (Good Growth for Cities Guide 2019).
UCLan is culturally-diverse, home to students from 120 countries and with international partnerships across the globe.
Students get free sports centre membership, allowing them to use the new Sir Tom Finney sports centre and the 64-acre UCLan Sports Arena.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    67th out of 123 1

    35th out of 35 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    122 56%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    120 49%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.80 76%



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