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Intelligence, Security and Disaster Management MSc

University of Derby

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Kedleston Road Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course description

Develop the practical and theoretical knowledge you need to work in the fields of intelligence, security, emergency planning, crisis and disaster risk reduction and management in the UK and overseas

Combine the knowledge and skills developed in an inter-disciplinary programme where social sciences, natural sciences and public and environmental health provide real-life solutions to real-life resilience issues

Improve your skills as you engage with all aspects of emergency preparedness, resilience and response across a range of natural and man-made hazards, from terrorism and extreme weather events to public health and humanitarian crisis

Wherever you are in your career, develop your professional focus and ability in emergency preparedness, resilience or response

Combine theory and best practice as your learning includes practical multi-agency exercises, simulations and response structures across all emergency services. You will also gain PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.


An MSc Intelligence, Security and Disaster Management opens up many career options, including:

  • Emergency Planning Officers in private or public sector roles
  • Crisis Management
  • Risk Assessors
  • Atomic and nuclear emergency response
  • First responder services (Police, Fire and Ambulance Services)
  • British Transport and Nuclear Police
  • Civil Service
  • Infrastructure Protection
  • Business Continuity
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Governments in the UK and elsewhere in intelligence roles, military or civil intelligence and/or security services
  • National Crime Agency
  • United Nations (UNHCR, UNICEF)
  • Civil Aviation
  • Security in the private sector
  • Environmental and public health roles in international arenas
  • Disaster Managers and Disaster Relief Specialists
  • Travel and Insurance Specialists
  • Underwriter
  • British Red Cross (BRC) and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • People in Need (Rapid Deployment Professionals)
  • Relief International
  • Save the Children
  • Goal Global
  • International Human Rights roles

Tuition fees

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£ 14,700per 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 Derby

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  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning International Student Centre offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the EU and EEA.
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