Course Description

MSc in Emergency Management

Dublin City University (DCU)

Crises and disasters, both local and international, have made headline news over the past number of years. The impact of natural disasters, such as the Tsunami on the Far East and Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans, is still being felt in those regions. The impact of human initiated disasters, such as the Twin Towers collapse and the Madrid and London bombings, has had an enormous impact on security systems and world travel. Biologically based disasters such as SARS and bird flu similarly have had worldwide impact. In Ireland the many horrific traffic disasters that occur annually, natural disasters such as storms and floods, and recent epidemics such as the foot and mouth outbreak have had huge impact on peoples lives. As a consequence of these disasters, the areas of preparedness for emergency, response to emergency, business continuity and post-disaster recovery have become significantly important in a global context and also locally in Ireland.

The delivery mode is part-time by block release over two days once a month.

Assessment of each module will be by competency test, continuous assessment (including project work), terminal examination, or a combination of these elements. The nature of assessment and the percentage of marks allocated to the various elements of the assessment will depend on the module.

Course Code DC956
College Name Dublin City University (DCU)
Course Category Health & Safety, Health & Safety Management
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Masters Degree
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 9
Course Fee POA
Course Duration 2 years part-time
Entry Requirements Applicants should hold an honours primary degree or an equivalent professional qualification. A small number of students who do not meet the normal entry criteria may be considered for admission to the programme on the basis of their work experience and other relevant educational achievements. Selection of applicants may include an interview.
Career Path With the ever increasing emphasis on emergency management, there will be important roles for talented and qualified individuals. You will find work in all areas of the public and private sector where there are risks of disaster or crises. These include local government, pharmaceutical firms, transport companies and businesses in the energy and security fields.
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