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Coventry University

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.