BSc (Hons) Emergency and Disaster Management

Who is the course suitable for?

This course caters for those are looking at a career in emergency planning, disaster management, or a related field.  This could be in  the emergency services, health agencies, government, international aid organisations, the military, utility companies and other private sector organisations.  This course will be of particular interest to those with a desire to improve responses to a wide range of natural, man-made or terrorist incidents or who seek to improve recovery and/or humanitarian support following such events.

Alternatively, students may also be interested if they are already working 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.

What does the course involve?

The course takes a problem based learning  approach and will ensure you develop a sound working knowledge of the theory and practice  of emergency planning/disaster management and its underpinning policy, enabling you to implement the appropriate strategies outlined in legislation and other national and international policies.

The course is designed to develop your awareness and knowledge of the issues which form the foundation within the profession and to assist in cultivating your professional skills for the delivery of emergency preparedness, disaster management, resilience and recovery as part of an organisation and a wider multi-agency response co-ordination.

International Scholarship

To welcome you to the University of Wolverhampton and the United Kingdom, we are offering international students a generous scholarship to help you settle into life in the UK. 

We are pleased to offer the Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship to assist international students starting on a full-time undergraduate degree of three or four years’ duration at the University of Wolverhampton.

Students automatically became eligible for the Scholarship once they have received a conditional offer from the University of Wolverhampton and will be awarded £1,000 towards tuition fees in their first year.

If you meet our eligibility criteria you will automatically be considered for a Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarship.  You don’t need to complete another form, simply apply for your course and we’ll be in touch if you are successful.

Please see the terms and conditions for the Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship (PDF).

Further information

For further information visit the course page for BSc (Hons) Emergency and Disaster Management or contact us

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