The University of Wolverhampton offers specialist undergraduate and postgraduate courses in emergency planning, resilience and disaster management. With teaching delivered face-to-face through workshops, lecturers and discussions, the courses tackle the multi-agency needs of preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies in a rapid, collaborative and effectively manner.
Ideal for those looking for career advancement, seeking to move into an emergency planning, business continuity or disaster management career, or wishing to pursue an academic or research-oriented position, these courses can enhance your professional credibility and employability; will develop your personal and professional practice; and provide you with knowledge and understanding of essential concepts, up-to-date research and evolving practice in emergency planning, resilience and disaster management both within the UK and internationally.
Our courses have a wide focus and examine the specifics of emergency frameworks, whilst also enabling the exploration of key ideas and concepts which underpin emergency planning, business resilience and disaster management.
Undergraduate Level Study
These courses in Emergency & Disaster Management will provide you with an opportunity for you to develop understanding of the theories and concepts for emergency planning, resilience, business continuity, disaster management and recovery. The courses cater for those who wish to embark on a career in emergency planning, business continuity or humanitarian aid either internationally or in the UK.
Postgraduate and Masters Level Study
Major emergencies in the UK, including natural, man-made, and terrorist incidents, demonstrate the need for resilience in both planning and response to crisis. The Emergency Planning, Resilience and Response taught courses from the University of Wolverhampton are designed to provide you with an advanced level of understanding in the underpinning concepts within and surrounding this important area.
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Emergency & Disaster Management Launch
Since 2012, the University has offered specilist emergency, resilience and disasters management courses launching by converting a campus in to an emergency village.
The village featured more than 25 emergency vehicles, including a fire engine, rescue boat and specialist ambulances. Also featured was a landing from an off-duty air ambulance.
The launch included presentations from Anthony Marsh, Chief Executive of West Midlands Ambulance Service, Chief Operating Officer at Virgin Trains, Chris Gibb, and Head of NHS Preparedness, Phil Storr, from the Department of Health.
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We understand that many students have concerns about improving their academic study skills, especially those with little higher education experience or for those returning to study. We include teaching and support to assist in developing study, writing and research skills as part of the taught sessions, building confidence and ability in these areas, and allowing you to complete your studies.
Our Library & Information Services provide online support related to developing your academic skills in addition to the drop-in and group sessions on our campuses which focus on particular aspects of skills for academic study and writing.
Student Enabling Centre
The University of Wolverhampton is committed to providing all students with the ability to access education and all that it has to offer. They aim to ensure that your learning experience is rewarding and enjoyable. Applicants with any form of disability which may affect their studies should include this on their application and can find out how to obtain additional support or resources through our Student Enabling Centre.
For further information or advice relating to these courses please contact the course leader.