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BSc (Hons)Disaster and Emergency Management (Sandwich)

Coventry University
United Kingdom, Coventry
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Overview

As the world faces an increasing number of natural and anthropogenic disasters as well as complex emergencies such as food, insecurity and conflict, the need for effective disaster risk reduction and management has become a global challenge.
As urbanisation, globalisation and climate change impact low and middle income countries, the improvement of national and international disaster management systems has become a priority. In higher income countries where national disaster and emergency management systems and processes are well defined, there are still considerable challenges to address in terms of preparedness, co-ordinated response and recovery. There is much work to do.

Disaster and emergency management professionals play a critical role in lessening the impact of human, technological and environmental catastrophes. Professionals work with numerous partners to quickly and accurately assess situations and communities affected, advising on all aspects of response and recovery, as well as future prevention or management strategies.

Coventry University was the first UK university to establish courses in disaster management and emergency planning over 20 years ago (Hulse & Moseley 1998). Since introducing these first courses, Coventry University has continued to develop and adapt courses as the sector, and the wider world within which we work, has evolved.

This Course is mapped against the UK National Resilience Standards, National Occupational Standards in Civil Contingencies and Charter for Humanitarian Standards.

Career opportunities

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.

Our faculty’s employability and placements unit EEC Futures, which won the ‘Best Placement Service in the UK’ award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2015 and 2016, will provide assistance to help you find an appropriate placement.

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 to name but a few.

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.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States