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Emergency Management in High Hazard Industries MSc

University of Central Lancashire

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

MSc Emergency Management in High Hazard Industries is for professionals, emergency managers and planners who have the responsibility for preparing and responding to emergencies in the nuclear, petrochemical, oil refinery, pipeline, ports and aviation industries. The course will also appeal to professionals in the government services (Police, Fire, Military, Health) who have identified high hazard sites impacting their area. It will also advantage Emergency Management graduates to increase their skills, knowledge and employability in this developing field.

The course is designed to meet the requirements of government and commercial organisations ensuring graduates have the skills and knowledge to deal with large scale emergencies and deliver business continuity and service. Its flexibility allows full-time students to expand their knowledge base, whilst the part-time route allows those already in Emergency Management to support their practical knowledge with academic rigour. It will enhance your career prospects by developing your technical expertise suitable for emergency planners and those responding to emergencies at COMAH sites, nuclear sites, airports, and utilities companies.

The number and consequences of disasters are increasing and public – and private-sector agencies are taking greater precautions to mitigate or prevent the effects. Employers are now looking for emergency management professionals who are suitably trained and qualified. This programme will cover the procedures, techniques and forms of organisation used in managing disasters, crisis situations and major incidents. It will address leadership and problem-solving skills and enable students to gain familiarity with the environments, protocols and relationships involved in modern emergency management. The course will develop management processes to be used in real emergency situations, including the ability to anticipate unexpected developments.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,200per year

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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

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    122 56%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%



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