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Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management MSc, by distance learning

University of Leicester

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Leicester

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    01-OCT-21, 01-FEB-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Course description

Global warming, climate change, environmental disasters, and terror threats present significant and growing threats to societies. Disasters, crises and risks cause social, economic, financial, natural and physical disruption that often most severely affect the poor and vulnerable. The ‘messiness’ that risks, crisis and disasters create requires complex solutions to mitigate impact.

Identifying interconnections between these frameworks and putting them into practice to achieve sustainable outcomes in complex situations can be challenging for practitioners and responders. This highly inter-disciplinary degree aims to develop your confidence, as a frontline practitioner/responder, to improve practice, alleviate poverty, reduce systemic risk, and in so doing, assert leadership in this field.

In addition to learning the risk, crisis and disaster management theories that underpin the UN’s Frameworks, the course will provide you with the skills and confidence to plan and execute research and engage in global debates with confidence. To achieve this, you will be supported in developing skills in evaluating information critically, communicating ideas clearly, undertaking advanced conceptual analysis, using information sources effectively, reporting and interpreting research critically, and developing new approaches to problem-solving.

Teaching

You will be able to study by flexible learning through the use of video lectures, Collaborate software for seminars, discussion forums on Blackboard, Skype for meetings and email. You will have online access to materials to support each module, and you will also work with your fellow students.

You will receive support throughout the course from a group of dedicated support staff available through our virtual learning environment, Blackboard, and via email. You will be provided with a timetable and key study targets to enable effective time management. Tutors will always be available to you to discuss any aspects of your study either by phone or email.

You will be invited to attend our Leicester Masterclass held on campus at the University. This week-long programme of lectures, activities and workshops takes place every August/September and is open to students on any School of Business distance learning course (excluding CPD courses) at any point in their studies.

Distance Learning

The programme is flexible in its format with the materials provided in advance. The materials will utilise media to provide an enriched student experience. Therefore, it is essential that you have reliable, regular access to the internet (preferably with a broadband connection) in order to participate.

Assessment

All modules have more than one assessment component, allowing feedback on the first to be used to develop and enhance learning for subsequent assessment.

Careers and employability

Our distance learning courses are designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to understand recent developments in risk and emergency management, at a local, national and global level.

A postgraduate distance learning qualification from the University of Leicester is career changing. It can be the springboard to promotion with your current employer, the platform to move into a new area or to simply become more effective in your current role.

Application deadline

02/09/2021,05/01/2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 11,495overall 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 Leicester

  • University League Table

    38th

  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    54th out of 123 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    133 61%

    45th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    56th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.68 74%

    122nd

    33

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