University of Leicester

The Civil Safety and Security Unit

Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management MSc



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Online

Program Description:

Course aims This programme provides anyone with a vocational or academic interest in risk, crisis and disaster management with an exceptional opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding across the whole subject area. This master’s course provides a wide-ranging interdisciplinary analysis of the extent, effects and explanations of crisis and disaster, and the use of risk theory. In addition to examining case studies, you will also be provided with the opportunity to undertake supervised research in an area of personal or professional interest. Course modules Theories of Risk and Crisis Managing Risk and Crisis Research Methods in the Study of Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management Case Studies of Crises and Disasters Models of Risk, Crisis and Disaster Emergency Planning Management Dissertation Teaching and assessment methods The course is based on continuous assessment comprising a written assignment of 4,000 words for each of the six modules studied. Each module lasts 12 weeks. Approximately five months are allowed to prepare and complete the dissertation.


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