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Coventry University

International Disaster Management

UCAS Code: NH22

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,C,C

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD-DMM

UCAS Tariff

104-128

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67%
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About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Emergency and disaster management

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

Coventry University was the first UK University to offer courses in disaster management in 1994 and has an excellent reputation with the leading professional organisations for the provision of academic undergraduate courses in the areas of disaster management and emergency planning. Our two undergraduate courses – the BSc Disaster Management and BSc Disaster Management and Emergency Planning – both share a common first year, enabling you to choose either course in later years.

Multidisciplinary in nature, our courses draw on aspects of technology, physical science, engineering, sociology and human geography. We also place considerable emphasis on the acquisition of practical skills – from table-top or virtual emergency response scenarios, to laboratory exercises and field-based management of disaster, developed through modules delivered by Outreach Rescue. You may also have the chance to spend a year on professional training with, for example, a national agency or humanitarian or training organisation, such as World Mission or Petrofac (subject to application and availability).

You will have the opportunity to learn about all aspects of the disaster cycle, how to prepare, mitigate the impact, respond and then assist with recovery, together with some of the key management principles of planning, organising, coordinating and leading, so that you can develop into the role of a disaster management professional.

**Key Course Benefits**
* Coventry is ranked 10th in the UK for ‘Geography and Environmental Studies’ in the Guardian University Guide 2020.

* Opportunity to take part in training exercises in a state-of-the-art Crisis Simulation Centre to develop your skills in responding to emergencies in ‘real-time’.

* Regular site visits and practice field operations, to North Wales Outreach Rescue, Lincolnshire Urban Search and Rescue Facility and earthquake sites around Italy (additional costs may apply).

* Strong portfolio of industry-related research in environmental hazards and risk, disaster management, sustainable urban drainage with a range of partners including the Start Network of NGOs.

* Large range of specialist optional modules from water, sanitation and environmental engineering, to community resilience, natural hazards, humanitarian aid and relief systems, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and shelter and construction.

* Taught by staff with industry experience in international disaster preparedness and response, many are active in setting standards for disaster management nationally and one is a member of The Emergency Planning Society’s Education Committee.

* First UK University to teach disaster management degrees and pioneer a professional placement year in association with organisations like Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, RedR India, Oxfam GB, Halcrow Group Ltd, All Hands, Lloyds Register, the Catholic Overseas Development Agency (CAFOD), and Local Authority Emergency Planning Units.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Coventry University

Department:

School of Energy, Construction and Environment

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

80%
med
Emergency and disaster management

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Management studies

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

65%
UK students
35%
International students
58%
Male students
42%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


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Management studies

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This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

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Average annual salary
96%
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Employed or in further education
78%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
17%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
8%
Public services and other associate professionals
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What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Emergency and disaster management

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