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BSc (Hons) Emergency and Disaster Management

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 support following such events, then this course is for you...

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This course presents a global perspective on emergency and disaster management...

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

Those studying courses in public services, uniformed services, geography, policing, fire or paramedic science may find this course of particular interest.

This course caters for those are looking at a career in emergency planning, disaster management, or a related field either in the UK or abroad.  Successful graduates could go on to work in the emergency services, health agencies, government, international aid organisations, the military, utility companies and other public, private or voluntary 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.

This 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.

There are a number of fieldwork and live exercise opportunities including Ironbridge Gorge, RAF Cosford, Shrewsbury Flood Defences and Hospital Mortuary Facilities.

We engage with a range of Visiting Lecturers from the U.K, Australia and the U.S.A, who are practicing professionals and or academic experts in the field of Emergency and Disaster Management.

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 the wider multi-agency response.

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.

"I really enjoyed the guest speakers, especially the Counter Terrorism Security Advisors and the Military. I learnt so much more about their contingency plans"

 

“The modules and content is interesting’’

 

“Some great guest speakers”

 

“Great opportunities to experience live multi agency exercises”

 

“The Content is interesting and it is helpful applying knowledge to case study examples”

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