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PGDip Global Crisis, Conflict, and Disaster Management

University of Reading

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    University of Reading

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

This new and innovative multidisciplinary PGDip Global Crisis, Conflict and Disaster Management programme examines the role of global (national, regional and international) law, policy, and practice across the spectrum of possible conflicts, ‘man-made’ and ‘natural’ disasters.

This globally unique programme in disaster law is accessible to law and non-law graduates, especially professionals engaged in conflict, humanitarian aid and disaster response management.

You will examine law, policy and practice, with multidisciplinary perspectives. and develop key professional and personal skills. Benefit from embedded mentoring, employability and practical training delivered by practitioners.

We were ranked 10th for research intensity in a recent national assessment, with 100% of our research rated as world leading or internationally excellent, which feeds directly into your learning.

A series of non-assessed, employability-orientated practical training events, held inside and outside the classroom, will take place throughout the programme. Such training opportunities are aimed at consolidating and applying substantive knowledge learnt as well as developing transferable professional and personal skills. This will include the opportunity for you to undertake a fantastic and unique practical ‘fragile/hostile environment training’ package delivered by external professional trainers.


The programme will appeal to early and mid-career law and non-law professionals as well as recent graduates and career changers. In addition to developing core knowledge of foundational principles of International Law, this unique programme facilitates a multidisciplinary awareness – which is increasingly essential for working in the sectors of crisis, conflict and disaster management.

The skills gained by undertaking a postgraduate Law degree are in great demand from both legal and non-legal employers. As with any postgraduate taught Law programme, completion of the various entry points will be an asset for students seeking employment in international courts and tribunals, United Nations agencies, legal practice and advocacy in the international law field, international NGOs, the public service (in the areas of foreign relations, international development, etc), law reform agencies, the media (journalism and broadcasting) and academia (with further postgraduate study).

In addition, graduates are expected to be distinguishable in employability terms from the graduates of other Public International Law programmes due to this programme’s unique features, notably an increased multidisciplinary awareness which will better facilitate inter-disciplinary collaborations in the work place and which will be important for future roles both in the field as well as in management. Furthermore, there is the opportunity to become specialists in Disaster Law, an area of Law of growing national and international importance and for which there is likely to be increasing demand for specialists in the field.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 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

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  • 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%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%



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