School of Social, Historical and Political Studies

Emergency Management & Resilience

MSc Part-time Distance Learning 2 years, Full time Distance Learning 15 months, Part-time 2 years, Full-time 15 months

Integrating the practical delivery of emergency management with insights from academic literature, new research and established models, this course allows for discussion, new consideration and the development of new ideas and methods for evidence-based consideration.

Integrating the practical delivery of emergency management with insights from academic literature, new research and established models, this course allows for discussion, new consideration and the development of new ideas and methods for evidence-based consideration.

  • Institute Code W75
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  • Start Date(s) 9 October 2022
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Part-time Distance Learning, Full time Distance Learning, Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time Distance Learning (2 years), Full time Distance Learning (15 months), Part-time (2 years), Full-time (15 months)
  • Campus Location Distance Learning, University Telford Campus
  • School School of Social, Historical and Political Studies

Why choose this course?

Integrating the practical delivery of emergency management with insights from academic literature, new research and established models, this course allows for discussion, new consideration and the development of new ideas and methods for evidence-based consideration. You will be taught by subject specialists who are involved in significant advisory roles and research within local, regional and national emergency management, and who participate in national communities of practice to develop and share expertise across the UK. Focusing on UK multi-agency emergency management whilst developing awareness of international incidents, policy and research, you will be prepared by time of graduation to enter work in various organisations – including the NHS, HM Armed Forces and multitudes of voluntary organisations or private sector positions – or to continue your education by undertaking doctoral study.

What happens on the course?

Distinctive features: The course focuses on international requirements and practice of delivering emergency/disaster management. It facilitates subject matter from a wide range of international emergencies and frameworks for comparison and consideration.

Delivery methods such as live lectures, workshops, recorded lectures, guided reading which may either support preparation for live lectures or assignments, also allowing for peer to peer / lecture discussion boards or chat, to connect with peers.

This is an exciting opportunity for learning at distance wherever you are, enabling access to the University's resources. This course is designed, delivered and amended as necessary to support all students in having equal chance to succeed and progress in line with the WLV central inclusive framework. Working with students through regular tutorials to support individual needs & circumstance, regularly checking the delivery is fit for all student’s needs.

The course brings together the practical delivery of emergency management with insights from academic literature, new research, and established models. This integration allows for discussion, new considerations and the development of ideas and practice methods to be considered based on evidence and careful deliberation. This content will delve behind how and why things are done in emergency management, giving special attention to why different aspects are undertaken the way that they are, and whether there are lessons to be learnt to improve our risk reduction, prevention, preparedness, response and build back better/recovery.

The programme is delivered by subject specialists who are involved in significant advisory roles and research within emergency management locally, regionally and nationally, and who participate in national communities of practice to develop and share expertise across the world.

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Everything you need to know about this course!

For the award of a master’s degree, you, the student will be able to :

 

Learning Outcome

Module(s)

MA01 Use initiative and take responsibility in order to learn independently, solve problems in creative and innovative ways.

7EP027 Emergency Management & Resilience Dissertation

MA02 Demonstrate a range of transferable academic and professional skills appropriate to a career in Emergency Planning, Emergency/Disaster Management or other Resilience roles; such as critical analysis, presentation skills, appropriate use of academic conventions in the production and presentation of work, and coherently structured arguments supported by thorough evidence.

7EP027 Emergency Management & Resilience Dissertation

MA03 Communicate effectively, with colleagues and a wider audience, in a variety of media.

7EP027 Emergency Management & Resilience Dissertation

MA04 Develop a critical understanding of differing perspectives and theories incorporating the legal underpinning of preparing for, responding to, and recovering from a range of emergencies, disasters or other such disruptive challenges.

7EP027 Emergency Management & Resilience Dissertation

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full time Distance Learning £7995 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £7995 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time Distance Learning £3998 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £3275 per year 2021-22
Home Part-time £3998 per year 2022-23
International Full time Distance Learning £7995 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £14450 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £7995 per year 2022-23
International Part-time Distance Learning £3998 per year 2022-23
International Part-time £3998 per year 2022-23

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

This course is delivered by the Emergency Management & Resilience Centre at the University of Wolverhampton and further information about all our courses including attendance patterns and details about individual modules can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/emrc.

Delivered as a hybrid mix of live online, pre-recorded delivery and activities within the virtual learning environment, this Masters course in Emergency Management & Resilience can be studied over 1 or 2 Years to suit your requirements.

The course focuses on international emergency / disaster management, developing awareness of international incidents/disasters, policy and research which have relevant lessons, impact or global implications.

The course caters for professionals who may already be working in this field or those wishing to embark in such a career and who have transferable or existing knowledge and skills. This is an opportunity for you to develop master’s level education in the concepts, theories and academic skills surrounding international emergency/disaster management. Including areas of societal resilience, vulnerability, risk reduction, disruption to the functioning community/society and build back better, along with an understanding of how these are relevant, and can be applied, to professional practice.

The course aims to offer a flexible approach to the subjects studied and those already working in this area will be able to further develop their knowledge, skills and experience. The course will ensure you develop a sound working knowledge of the principles, practice and underpinning policy within this important field of work. You will develop valuable proficiencies in communication, leadership and critical thinking as well as a wide range of inter-personal, self-management, research and project management skills.

The course promotes personal responsibility and an awareness of others in relation to inclusivity, wellbeing, equity, and diversity. A recognition of the critical role Emergency Management and Resilience plays in the global arena when considering the impact of managing, responding to and recovering from hazards, risks, and threats is deeply embedded throughout the programme. Consideration of the importance of delivering solutions which consider individuals, environmental sustainability, and the resilience of communities, societal stability, economics and cultural perspectives are crucial foundations.

You may study the course as a whole leading to a final award title of MSc Emergency Management & Resilience (180 Credits). This award also has two intermediate award providing a flexible approach:

  • Postgraduate Certificate Emergency Management & Resilience (DL) (60 credits)

 • Postgraduate Diploma Emergency Management & Resilience (DL) (120 Credits)

Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate on-site programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


Self-funded:

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.


Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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