Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management MSc

Duration and mode of study

Two years by distance learning, plus 3 optional study events.

Start dates

March and September each year.

Entry requirements

A first- or second-class honours degree or an acceptable equivalent professional qualification. Special consideration is given to applications from people with relevant work experience and knowledge.

Fees

These are the total course fees. Please note that the fees for our distance learning programmes are based on where you will be residing in the world during your studies.

September 2014 and March 2015

Home/EU: £9,920

International: £10,620

Discounted fee for students studying in eligible countries: £8,025

Course aims

This programme provides anyone with a vocational or academic interest in risk, crisis and disaster management with an exceptional opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding across the whole subject area.

This master’s course provides a wide-ranging interdisciplinary analysis of the extent, effects and explanations of crisis and disaster, and the use of risk theory. In addition to examining case studies, you will also be provided with the opportunity to undertake supervised research in an area of personal or professional interest.

Course modules

  • Theories of Risk and Crisis
  • Managing Risk and Crisis
  • Research Methods in the Study of Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management
  • Case Studies of Crises and Disasters
  • Models of Risk, Crisis and Disaster
  • Emergency Planning Management
  • Dissertation

Teaching and assessment methods

The course is based on continuous assessment comprising a written assignment of 4,000 words for each of the six modules studied. Each module lasts 12 weeks. Approximately five months are allowed to prepare and complete the dissertation.

Contact

Civil Safety and Security Unit
Institute of Lifelong Learning
14 Salisbury Road, Leicester LE1 7QR
T: 00 44 (0)116 229 7592
riskmanagement@le.ac.uk
www.le.ac.uk/cssu

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Contact

Civil Safety and Security Unit
Institute of Lifelong Learning
14 Salisbury Road, Leicester LE1 7QR
T: 00 44 (0)116 229 7592
riskmanagement@le.ac.uk
www.le.ac.uk/cssu

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