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PGCert Global Crisis, Conflict, and Disaster Management

University of Reading

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    University of Reading

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

This new and innovative multidisciplinary PGCert Global Crisis, Conflict and Disaster Management examines the role of global law, policy and practice across the spectrum of possible crises, conflicts, and disasters.

You will consider the complete disaster cycle of prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery, and explore all types of crisis and conflict (civil, international, post-conflict peace-building, and terrorism) as well as disasters, both man-made (pollution and contamination) and natural (earthquakes, cyclones, tsunamis, health pandemics).

The number, intensity, and impact of crises, emergencies, conflicts and disasters are increasing. During the past ten years alone, an estimated 1.5 billion people have been affected by some form of disaster or conflict-related event.

The programme reflects on current and changing global priorities such as the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-30; progressing the outputs of the UN Climate Change Conference 2015; UN Sustainable Development Goals 2015; and the World Humanitarian Summit 2016.

The aim of this programme is to equip you with many of the substantive, professional, practical, and personal transferable skills and knowledge necessary to operate effectively in inherently multidisciplinary crisis, conflict and/or disaster environments.

A number of schools will collaborate on the delivery of this programme: Law; Agriculture, Policy and Development; Politics, Economics and International Relations; Archaeology, Geography, and Environmental Science. There will also be input from other disciplinary perspectives too, together with practitioners drawn from across the conflict, humanitarian and disasters sectors.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

The programme is expected to appeal especially to law and non-law graduates who are early to mid-career professionals working in roles dealing with different types of crises, conflicts and/or disasters, particularly governmental, intergovernmental, private/corporate, civil society/non-governmental who wish to broaden and deeper their existing areas of expertise. It will be suitable too for recent graduates, those on career breaks, and career changers.

The future employability of programme graduates is expected to be excellent, with graduates uniquely positioned and clearly distinguishable to prospective employers. Not only will they have knowledge in key principles and topics associated with traditional Public International Law and Human Rights related LLM programmes, but graduates will also acquire unique understanding of cutting edge law and policy (e.g. international disaster/disaster risk reduction law), become more multidisciplinary conversant, and acquire professional, personal and practical transferable skills.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,450per 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 Reading

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 21,000 students from around 165 countries.
Reading is just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 123

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    130 59%

    48th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%

    13th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    81st

    7

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