Disaster Management And Emergency Planning Bsc (hons)
Duration : 3 Years
Intake : Sep
Level : Undergraduate
Tuition & fees : £ 13,800 Per Year
IELTS : 6.0
TOEFL : 0
PTE : 0
About this course
Emergencies and disasters throughout the world – acts of terrorism, violence, public disorder, natural disasters and industrial accidents – are on the rise. So too is the demand for the professionals who can best manage or mitigate their impact, reflected by our 100% graduate employability.
Time matters in a crisis. Thorough planning, multi-agency coordination and clear communication can save lives, limit disruption and reduce the long-term economic effects of disasters. This course blends academic study with experiential learning – best practice, real-life case studies, fieldtrips and crises simulations – to equip you with the skills and knowledge to effectively manage disaster relief and response, as well as advance prevention and preparedness.
Disaster management has been taught at Coventry for over 20 years. Our curriculum is systematically mapped against the current National Occupational Standards for Civil Contingencies, developed by UK Skills for Justice in association with largest professional society, The Emergency Planning Society. Our courses also benefit from a longstanding partnership with the Outreach Organisation, whose specialist training and facilities focus on rope and water rescue technical skills, Urban Search and Rescue (USAR), Casualty Management and Search Management for the emergency services.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
Both of our Disaster Management degrees are designed to equip graduates with the necessary knowledge to identify, critically analyse, assess and successfully manage a growing range of crisis, emergency and potential disaster situations and to operate confidently in policy and management sectors.
They clearly reflect today’s focus on community-practitioner engagement, sustainability, disaster risk reduction and resilience.
Our blend of academic and practical study seeks to provide you with a specialist understanding of all aspects of disaster management, as well as the specific emergency planning and management skills needed to prepare you for employment in this sector.
The course aims to develop your skills in problem-solving, teamwork and leadership, project management and communication, all of which are qualities employers demand. We strive to produce graduates who can make difficult decisions whilst being culturally sensitive, ethical and compassionate, the capabilities required by international relief and development organisations, private sector consultancies, national government, local authorities and United Nations agencies operating around the world.
We have an outstanding track record in employability with 100% of Disaster Management and Emergency Planning graduates in work or further study after six months (DLHE 2014/15), 94% of those employed in professional level roles
Our award-winning Faculty careers service, EEC Futures, which won the ‘Best Placement Service in the UK’ award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2015 and 2016, will help you in finding work experience while you study and employment on graduation. Choosing to undertake a work placement should improve your chances of finding graduate employment.
Our graduates have secured employment in the public or private sector working for organisations, including the Red Cross UK and PricewaterhouseCoopers, and security consultancies, industrial and aviation companies, local and regional emergency services, the uniformed services, NHS and the Environment Agency.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.
Where our graduates work
Our graduates have secured employment in the public and/or private sector working for organisations such as the Red Cross UK, PricewaterhouseCoopers and security consultancies, industrial and aviation companies, local and regional emergency services, the uniformed services, NHS and the Environment Agency.
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