Coventry University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Disaster Management and Resilience (Taught)

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Course summary

Disaster impacts and conflict reduce or reverse economic growth, diminish household capacity and plunge an ever-increasing number of people into poverty. Without ongoing substantial professional effort inequality will continue to increase, as will the global population’s vulnerability to disaster.

  • If you are looking to start your career in disaster management and humanitarian action, or currently work in a local or national government disaster management agency, an NGO or civil society organisation and need to further your career; this course could provide you with the advanced skills and knowledge you need.
  • Studied blended online/on-campus or 100% online, this course is designed to enable you to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to anticipate, assess, mitigate, critically analyse, prepare, plan for and successfully manage increasingly complex disasters; operating confidently in policy development, strategy implementation, and response and recovery planning and management.
  • The overall aim is for you to be able to contribute to the strengthening of community, professional, organisational, national and international capacity to deal with complex multifactorial disasters, developing strategies that could increase resilience to acute and chronic threats to both economies and societies.
  • During your studies, you should advance your skills in evaluating complex situations, developing creative and innovative solutions, and implementing lessons learned. There will be opportunities to take part in training and exercises through simulated emergency scenarios in our immersive Simulation Centre


Disaster Risk, Resilience, Adaptation and Sustainability – 15 credits Training and Exercise Design and Delivery – 15 credits Foresight, Insight and Strategy – 15 credits Community Preparedness, Recovery and Resilience – 15 credits Humanitarian Principles, Preparedness and Response – 15 credits Disaster Interventions, Evaluation and Learning – 15 credits Risk, Incidents and Leadership – 15 credits Research Perspectives and Practice – 15 credits Supporting Transition to Postgraduate Study – 0 credits Preparing to Research – 0 credits Working Paper – 50 credits Leading Diverse Workforces – 10 credits We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include: Essays Group work Presentations Reports Projects Coursework Individual Assignments The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2:2 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Applicants with a lower class of degree and/or professional experience only will be individually considered and will usually be interviewed prior to being offered a place on the course. We recognise a breadth of qualifications, speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you. IELTS: 6.5 overall, with at least 5.5 in each component area If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

2023/24 fees TBC. Please see our website for latest information.
Disaster Management and Resilience at Coventry University - UCAS