The Institute of Health

Emergency and Disaster Management

BSc (Hons) Full-time 3 years, Part-time 6 years

If you have an interest in a wide range of natural, man-made or terrorist incidents and disasters, and want to help improve the responses and recovery and/or humanitarian support following such events, then this course is for you.

If you have an interest in a wide range of natural, man-made or terrorist incidents and disasters, and want to help improve the responses and recovery and/or humanitarian support following such events, then this course is for you.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code N901
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020, 23 September 2019
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years), Part-time (6 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School The Institute of Health

Why choose this course?

If you have an interest in a wide range of natural, man-made or terrorist incidents and disasters, and want to help improve the responses and recovery and/or humanitarian support following such events, then this course is for you.

This new degree course presents a global perspective on emergency and disaster management enabling you to appreciate the diverse ways in which disruptive events may happen and are subsequently managed in different countries.

Alternatively, you may also be eligible if you already work within an emergency responder organisation, a voluntary, commercial or private organisation which has a role in supporting those organisations during an emergency or which delivers its own emergency or business continuity functions. Such students should be working in, or aspiring to work within, the field of emergency planning or business continuity.

For further information visit www.wlv.ac.uk/emrc  

What happens on the course?

The course will:

  • Provide a global perspective on emergency and disaster management
  • Facilitate intellectual development and independent learning by providing access to career-related cognitive and interpersonal skills and developing of a range of transferable skills.
  • Create a dynamic learning environment where students have the opportunity to share their experiences and work with each other which facilitates enhanced communication, team working, leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Allow students to effectively plan and co-ordinate their own learning through the production of a comprehensive Personal Development Plan (PDP).  The PDP includes personal analysis of the learner’s current academic strengths and weaknesses and a statement of their career plans and objectives.
  • Offer the opportunity to develop an understanding of the contribution that research can make to improve emergency and disaster management practice, resilience, and support the development of good practice within organisations engaged with civil protection.
  • Allow students to research, plan and implement a work-based project.

Year 1 (Levle 4) Modules are:

  • Introduction to Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Introduction to Hazards and Vulnerability
  • Introduction to Risk Management
  • Introduction to Business Continuity Management
  • Introduction to International Legal Frameworks
  • Introduction to Organisations in Emergency and Disaster Management

Examples of subjects/modules throughout the remainder of the course include:

  • Disasters and Society
  • Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience
  • Response and Recovery Management
  • Organisational Resilience
  • Training, Exercising and Scenario Management
  • Interoperability & Collaboration in Disasters

And more!

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Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Who will teach you on this course?

This exciting new course is delivered by subject specialists who are involved in significant advisory roles and research within emergency and disaster management locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, and who participate in communities of practice, developing and sharing expertise across the world.

View Institute of Health staff profiles

Want to find out more...why not attend one of our Open Days, where you will have the opportunity to talk to staff and find out more about the course and our facilities. We have Open days taking place at our Telford Campus

The Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing series of seminars and lectures spans education, sport, care, psychology health and wellbeing, bringing you a variety of engaging speakers and experts from the University of Wolverhampton and many other UK universities, visit www.wlv.ac.uk/fehw/lectures

Twitter: @wlv_health

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At the end of the course you will be able too:

  • Effectively plan and co-ordinate your learning through the production of a comprehensive Personal Development Plan by engaging in self-managed and reflective learning
  • Develop a critical understanding of the theories and concepts that underpin the management of emergencies and disasters.
  • Understand and apply the principles of management and organisational behaviour to complex (response) organisations in both the steady state and crisis situations
  • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of organisations, leadership, team building and other concepts to assist the development of resilient organisations and structures needed for effective emergency and disaster response
  • Understand the need for sound decision making and communication strategies in emergency and disaster situations
  • Develop quantitative, qualitative, presentational, communication, IT and other transferable skills for application in the workplace environment and demonstrate an ability to research, initiate and complete an independent piece of work
  • Support the future development of and improvement of best practice within employing organisations engaged in emergency and disaster management

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

2019 Entry

5 GCSEs at grade C+ /4 including English and Mathematics

PLUS EITHER

  • Gain BBC from A Levels
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma at grade DMM / BTEC QCF Diploma at grade D*D*
  • Access to HE Diploma Full award (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 with at least 30 of these Level 3 credits at Merit..
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

International student language requirements and application guidance can be found at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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