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Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes in Emergency Management


BSc (Hons) Emergency Management and Organisational Resilience

Available from: September 2018 (subject to validation)*

SUMMARY OF COURSE:

In recent years, there has been a huge global increase in the professional preparation for, and mitigation of, business disruptions, large-scale emergencies, crises, and disasters. Since 2002, there has been new legislation and related guidance published in many countries, including the UK, all of Europe, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and in many Middle East countries.

This full-time degree will introduce the learner to a range of challenging and exciting modules:

  • Business Continuity Management
  • Creating and Facilitating Emergency Exercises
  • Emergency Management at Major Events and Crowded Spaces
  • Emergency Plan Writing Skills
  • Environmental Aspects of Emergencies
  • Humanitarian Assistance
  • International Aspects of Emergency Management
  • Planning for Terrorist Events
  • Psychological Aspects of Emergencies
  • Recovering from Emergencies
  • Responding to Emergencies
  • The Role of the Public in Emergencies
  • Working with the Media during Emergencies

SKILLS:

Students will gain experience in a range of practical skills such as leadership, research, problem solving, negotiation, public speaking, resource prioritisation, logistics, creative writing, decision-making, persuasiveness, risk assessment, and humanitarian assistance.

 

WHO THIS COURSE IS AIMED AT:

This course is beneficial to those already in an emergency role. The course is also aimed at school leavers who wish to take the first step on the ladder to a career in improving public safety and organisational resilience against a range of threats and hazards, which are relevant to many countries of the world. It is also beneficial to those already in an emergency management role.

CAREERS:

Students attending the course will receive a grounding in emergency management which can lead to managerial positions in those organisations in the public sector which have a responsibility for civil protection (for example, emergency services, local authorities, central government, health organisations, and utility companies).

Students will also gain a great appreciation of organisational resilience that may lead to employment as business continuity managers for all of those companies in the private and public sectors who are serious about protecting their income streams, market share, and reputation against such risks as cyber-crime, loss of staff, loss of power, loss of telecoms, flooding, and fire.

PROGRESSION:

Students may be able to progress onto the MSc Emergency Management in High Hazard Industries or MSc Organisational Resilience.

MSc Emergency Management in High Hazard Industries

Available from: September 2018 (subject to validation)*

SUMMARY OF COURSE:

This full-time or part-time master’s course will focus on emergency management in industries such as chemical, nuclear, aviation, and port industries and will consist of the following modules (subject to validation):

  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Emergency Response
  • Recovery from Emergencies
  • Psychological Aspects of Emergencies
  • Environmental Management within Organisations
  • Security and Resilience
  • Cyber Security
  • Research Project

WHO THIS COURSE IS AIMED AT:

This course is aimed at emergency planners and all those involved in responding to emergencies at COMAH sites, nuclear sites, airports, and utilities companies.

MSc Organisational Resilience

Available from: September 2018 (subject to validation)*

SUMMARY OF COURSE:

This full-time or part-time master’s course consists of the following modules (subject to validation):

  • Concepts of Organisational Resilience
  • Personal Resilience
  • Human Resources Resilience
  • Business Continuity Management
  • Psychological Aspects of Emergencies
  • Security and Resilience
  • Cyber Security
  • Research Project

WHO THIS COURSE IS AIMED AT:

This course is for staff in organisations in the private sector (including financial institutions, leisure organisations, retail companies, utility companies, universities, and IT-based companies). Staff in the public sector including councils, health organisations, schools, hospitals, and central government departments who are concerned with business continuity, infrastructure resilience, cyber security, organisational structures, chief executive officer tenure, risk management, change management, reputation management and leadership will benefit from this course.

*Please note that these courses are subject to review/ validation which may result in changes to the course structure. Any changes as a result of the review/validation will be immediately included and highlighted in the course documentations and all students holding current offers will be provided with a comprehensive list of those changes. If you are not satisfied with the changes you will be offered the opportunity to withdraw from the programme and, if required, reasonable support to transfer to another provider.