Emergency Management in High Hazard Industries MSc

Emergency Management in High Hazard Industries MSc

School of Forensic and Applied Sciences


Post- graduate





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University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

  • Duration:

    Part time: 2 years

  • Level:


  • Mode:


  • Delivery:

    Campus, Part-time

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  • Start Date:

    September and January

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Why study this programme?

There has been a huge global increase in recent years of the professional preparation for, and mitigation of, business disruptions, large-scale emergencies, crises, and disasters.

  • First course in the UK to look at emergencies and disaster specifically with the emphasis on hazardous industries
  • The course will also appeal to members of the public services (Police, Fire, Health, Councils) who have high hazard sites in their area.
  • Case studies from nuclear, petrochemical, oil refinery, pipeline, ports and aviation industries.
  • Course designed and delivered by emergency management experts
  • Students will undertake emergency exercises in the University’s state-of-the-art Hydra Minerva Suite
  • Brand new course – part of UCLan’s holistic approach to emergency management
  • Course tailored to employer’s needs
  • Course delivered in weekly blocks
  • CPD scheme being devised

Entry Requirements

2:2 Degree or it's international equivalent. Professional qualification deemed to be honours degree 2:2 equivalent will also be considered.

Programme at a Glance

Year 1

  • NT4050 Emergency Planning Skills
  • NT4051 Emergency Preparedness
  • NT4052 Command Control and Coordination
  • NT4034 Emergency Response

Year 2

  • NT4039 Master’s Project
  • PS4410  Psychological Aspects of Emergencies
  • NT4049 Recovery From Emergencies and Disruptions


  • NT4007 Environmental Management Within Organisations


  • NT4048 Business Continuity Management

Postgraduate Visits

Book to meet a tutor or register for our Open Day - find a date that suits you

Further Information

Teaching staff

Patrick Cunningham
Module Tutor

MBA University of Northumbria, Member of Business Continuity Institute, Fellow of Emergency Planning Society, Former President of Emergency Planning Society, Former Chief Emergency Planning Officer County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service. British Standards Institute Qualified Lead Auditor for Business Continuity Management

Ivan Dootson
Module Tutor

MSc Nuclear Decommissioning, Lancaster University, Engineering Business Management, Warwick University, Icheme – Oil and Gas Process Safety, Safety, Security and Emergency Management Site Manager – Sellafield Ltd

Dr Karl S Williams
Module Tutor

Director of Centre for Waste Management. Post graduate certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) Brighton University Master of Technology (MTech) Brunel University

PhD University of Leeds BEng (Hons) in Materials Science and Engineering University of Leeds, Chartered Engineer: Engineering Council (CEng) Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (MIMMM) Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental; Management and Assessment (AMIEMA) Member of Chartered Institution of Waste Management MCIWM and Chartered Waste Manager Fellow of Higher Education Academy FHEA Accreditation as a teacher in Higher Education (SEEDA)

Dr Sarita Jane Robinson
Module Tutor

Ph.D. in Psychology: University of Lancaster, MSc. in Psychology: University of Manchester:

BSc. Hons Psychology with Globalisation Studies: University of Lancaster. Fellow, Higher Education Academy, Founding Fellow, Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management. Chartered Member, British Psychological Society.

Gerry ‘O’Neill
Module Tutor

BSc (Hons), Sociology and Technology, Open University, Master of the City and Guilds Institute of London, MCGI, Command Studies Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Lancashire Fire Service, varied postings including two years at the Home Office HM Fire Service Inspectorate and three years teaching command and Leadership at the Fire Service College, Moreton-in-Marsh


Students will undertake a range of assessment methods, including presentations, essays, a work-related project and conducting emergency exercises in our state-of-the-art Hydra Minerva Suite.

How to Apply

You can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.

For other postgraduate courses you can apply directly to UCLan by downloading a Postgraduate Application Form (.pdf 190KB) please also see our Postgraduate Application Guidance Notes (.pdf 158KB).


For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.


Apply now or see further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400


Fees 2019/20


Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.

Part-time: £1,000 per 20 credit module (first 6 modules) (UK/EU)

Further information:

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.