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PgC Disaster, Crisis and Humanitarian Response: Practice Development

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Lancaster Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Course Overview

This programme is ideal for practitioners working within a disaster, crisis and humanitarian field within military, ambulance service trusts, fire and rescue and NGO’s.

Develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours to deliver interventions or lead in disaster, humanitarian and crisis settings. Broaden and deepen your perception of your role in such circumstances, including your management and resilience principles, shaping your ability to contribute more effectively to doctrine and policy developments that will ultimately improve yours and your team’s practise. By critically evaluating the evidence, your own personal experience and that of others, you will be able to apply credible, timely solutions to compound problems in response to natural or man-made incidents wherever they occur.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

  • Unique range of modules.
  • Taught by experienced practitioners and academics, who have extensive experience of working in the NHS and a range of other occupations;
  • Close support and guidance throughout your studies from a personal tutor;
  • Tutors carry out national and international research, are members of national advisory bodies and publish papers in their areas of expertise - which will enhance your learning;
  • Interactive online classrooms give you the opportunity to debate and discuss real life scenarios and experiences with fellow students, so you'll never feel like you're studying in isolation;
  • We’ve extensive experience as CPD distance learning providers and have a well-established online study skills package for you to use;
  • Bring your previous university credit with you – whether from us or another institution. We have generous allowances for the accreditation of prior learning (APL);
  • Add a specific title to your degree to reflect the subject area you’ve focussed on (student defined pathway)

Course summary

Focussed on the pathway specialism, the PgCert Disaster, Crisis and Humanitarian Response enables you to negotiate a short (60 credit) programme of study which provides a coherent progression route, recognising and valuing prior experience and learning.

The programme aims to:

  • provide a stimulating and challenging academic and scholarly environment for learners who wish to advance their academic and professional development beyond undergraduate level.
  • enable students to develop a mastery of complex and specialised knowledge and a critical awareness of issues at the forefront of their field of practice.
  • develop systematic skills of objective analysis and evaluation of evidence and develop confidence in appraising and implementing evidence to practice within their sphere of influence.

Tuition fees

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£ 4,267overall cost

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

University information

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University of Cumbria

  • University League Table

    102nd

  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

Distinct and pioneering, the University of Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its campuses include two in a World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
An international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.
For the 2021/22 transition year, all eligible EU, EEA or Swiss students will receive a Fee Discount Scholarship to bring fees in line with UK/home fees.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    52nd out of 122 58

    94th out of 105 20

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    103 49%

    96th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    14th

    95
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    55th

    68
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    109 56%

    67th

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    61st

    55

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