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Emergency Management in High Hazard Industries

Duration
1 Year
Start
September 2022
Delivery
Campus Taught

Our MSc Emergency Management in High Hazard Industries course is designed for professionals, emergency managers and planners who have responsibility for preparing for and responding to emergencies.

The award can be completed part-time in 2-3 years, depending on the number of modules taken each year.

It’s ideal for those engaged in the nuclear, petrochemical, oil refinery, pipeline, ports and aviation industries. It’s also ideal for professionals in government services (Police, Fire, Military, Health) who are likely to work in high hazard environments.

We’ve designed this course to meet the requirements of governments and commercial organisations to ensure that you gain the skills and knowledge you need to deal with large-scale emergencies and ensure business continuity and services. We’ll cover the procedures, techniques and forms of organisation used in managing disasters, crisis situations and major incidents so that you can develop management processes for use in emergency situations, including the ability to anticipate unexpected developments.

You’ll have access to our Hydra Minerva Suite, a state-of-the-art simulation facility which allows you to experience command centre management of major incidents. Everything from plane crashes to the search for a missing child can be authentically recreated, enabling you to gain critical decision-making skills.

Why study with us

  • Get hands-on experience of managing a crisis with our Hydra Minerva Suite, a state-of-the-art facility which simulates an emergency command centre.
  • This is a flexible course which you can study full-time or part-time. So if you are a current emergency management professional, you can combine your work role with this professional development opportunity.
  • Ideal for professionals who will be called on to respond to emergencies at Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) sites, nuclear sites, airports, utilities companies, etc.
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What you'll do

  • In Year 1 you’ll study Emergency Management Skills, Emergency Preparedness, Command Control and Co-ordination, and Emergency Response.
  • In Year 2 you’ll study additional modules and undertake an in-depth Master’s Project.
  • Enhance your leadership and problem-solving skills.

Module Overview

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This course will prepare you to deal effectively with major emergencies and life-threatening situations.

It’s an ideal professional development opportunity if you have responsibility for developing emergency response strategies and business continuity plans.

This course is particularly suited to senior professionals working in high hazard environments (such as oil refineries, power stations, ports and airports) and those working for the police, fire service, health service or military who will be called upon to take control in the event of a major incident.

Fees and Funding

2021/22
UK
Full-time£7100 per year
Part-time£785 per 20 credits
EU
Full-time£13500 per year
Part-time£785 per 20 credits
International
Full-time£13500 per year
2022/23
UK
Full-time£7800 per year
Part-time£867 per 20 credits
International
Full-time£14500 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Justice located in the Faculty of Business and Justice

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