The Civil Safety and Security Unit (CSSU)

The Civil Safety and Security Unit (CSSU) has a well-established international reputation for its work.

The management of risk is vital to the efficient functioning of any organisation. Terms such as resilience, crisis, contingency, continuity, emergency, security, safety, reputation and many more are all ways in which particular risks are described, anticipated and prepared for. 

Staff research interests include contingency planning, disaster risk reduction, international security, public unrest, policing, local and central government policies, aviation safety and security, and business continuity management. Find out about our research projects.

The Unit offers a specialist distance learning MSc course in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management, short courses in Disaster Risk Reduction, provides PhD supervision and offers consultancy services to government and industry.

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One of our students in Salta, Argentina

One of our students in Salta, Argentina