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The University of Portsmouth

Crisis and Disaster Management

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Rank: 51 (UKEAS)

Location: Main Site

Website: www.port.ac.uk

Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/09/13

Duration: 12 months

Intl fees: £16300


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University of Portsmouth has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

OverviewAre you calm under pressure, capable of lead others in the face of a crisis, and ready for an interesting, rewarding career where you can make a difference? If that sounds like you, our MSc Crisis and Disaster Management degree course could be just what you're looking for.On this course, you'll learn about topics such as hazards, vulnerability and the risk of disaster, crisis management and humanitarian responses, all underpinned by the practical aspects of an emergency situation, including planning and logistics.You'll graduate with the skills you need for a successful career in the emergency planning and disaster management sector, either in the UK or overseas. You'll also get transferable skills in project planning, data reviewing and communication, putting you in a strong position to pursue a career in other industries.On this course, you'll:Learn new skills including disaster risk reduction techniques, and mapping using GIS, GPS and remote sensing technologiesBe supported by expert staff and researchers who are active in the field, with extensive industrial and consultancy experience working for government agencies, businesses and NGOsComplete a work placement with an emergency planning, crisis management or disaster response organisation and complete a personal project based on your work experienceTake part in study visits and field training with UK emergency services, the military and NGOsGain transferable skills such as project planning, data reviewing, report writing, team work and presentationGet to use field equipment including GPS survey kits, computer lab with Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and image processing software (QGIS, ArcGIS, ERDAS Imagine)Work experience and career planningWe'll help you to identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the field of crisis and disaster management, or elsewhere.After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.PlacementsYou'll get the opportunity to undertake voluntary work placements within emergency planning or disaster management organisations in the UK or overseas. In most cases these placements will form the basis of your research project. This will be beneficial to your studies, but it's also a great way to gain valuable work experience.Many students have undertaken their research project abroad, in destinations including the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Montserrat, Sierra Leone, Tenerife, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the USA.Careers and opportunitiesWhen you graduate, you'll have the knowledge and practical skills needed for a career in the emergency planning, crisis management or disaster response sectors, both in the UK and overseas. Opportunities exist within sectors including:Humanitarian agencies and NGOsEmergency managementEmergency logistics and contingency planningFlood managementMilitary-civilian emergency liaisons(Re)insurance and risk managementUtility companiesCivil defenceDisaster reliefEpidemiologyThe MSc Crisis and Disaster Management degree course also features research and analytical components, ideal if you are interested in pursuing further research at PhD level.

Requirements

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree or equivalent, preferably with relevant work experience. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (no component score below 6.0)


Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for The University of Portsmouth.

About this university

International students

There is plenty of help and advice on hand for international students that start from their arrival in Portsmouth. The university operates an orientation week that helps students find their way around the university and explore the services on offer. This also introduces them to the support services including those for academic and wider life and even meeting up with other students. These events are organised by the International Office, based within the Nuffield Centre who also organise events during the year and are point of call for international students. The Students Union offer a wide range of services as well as organising the clubs and societies for students to get involved with outside the classroom. The union was the first in England and Wales to register as a full charity in 2006 but has been in operation since at least 1911, when it published a magazine called The Galleon. It is now based in a building at the northern end of Ravelin Park and includes a student activities centre, a social learning space, a bar and a radio station. The clubs and societies at the university are organised into five different bodies: the Athletic Union, Societies, Student Media, Volunteering and RAG (Raising and Giving). There are some 40 plus sports clubs ranging from football and rugby to lacrosse, pole dancing and octopush, a type of underwater hockey. Societies includes everything from politics and lifestyle groups to a law society as well as the longest running paintball club in the UK.

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