MSc International Disaster Management / Overview
Year of entry: 2024
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- Degree awarded
- Master of Science (MSc)
- 1 year
- Entry requirements
An upper Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent in a relevant degree in any discipline from a recognised university or its equivalent. Students who do not clearly meet the academic requirements may be considered based on relevant professional experience.
- How to apply
- Apply online
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- Develop skills and knowledge to critically analyse and apply key concepts in disaster management theory, research, policy and application, such as vulnerability, resilience, governance, disaster risk reduction and sustainable development.
- Learn from an interdisciplinary team, drawing on ideas and methods in geography, history, politics, development studies, the arts and medicine.
- Develop knowledge and critical thinking skills to help prepare for a career in disaster management.
- This is a first and foremost an academic programme focussed on developing critical thinking and research skills. For those more interested in developing applied disaster management skills as a matter of priority, we advise that you seek other opportunities.
We are pleased to be able to offer individual virtual drop-in sessions with course director Dr Amanda Mccorkindale. This will be your chance to talk about the course content, teaching methods and application process. You can see the available times and reserve a space here: MA HCRI Drop-In Sessions .
Find out what it's like to study at Manchester by visiting us on one of our open days .
Fees for entry in 2024 have not yet been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2023 were as follows:
UK students (per annum): £12,000
International, including EU, students (per annum): £26,000
UK students (per annum): £5,500
International, including EU, students (per annum): £13,000
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
Each year the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures offer several School Awards and Subject-Specific Bursaries (the values of which are usually set at Home fees level), open to both Home and international students.
The deadline for these is early February each year. Details of all funding opportunities, including deadlines, eligibility and how to apply, can be found on the School's funding page where you can also find details of the Government Postgraduate Loan Scheme.
See also the University's postgraduate funding database to learn if you are eligible for any other funding opportunities, including the:
HCRI special bursary each year HCRI offers a themed bursary (set at the value of Home fees) open to postgraduate students.
Manchester Alumni Bursary offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a 1st within the last three years and are progressing to a postgraduate taught master's course.
Manchester Master's Bursary is a University-wide scheme that offers 100 bursaries worth £3,000 in funding for students from underrepresented groups.
Equity and Merit Scholarship offers a full-time scholarship for academically excellent students from Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Tanzania.
Postgraduate 1+3 funding is available from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for students to pursue postgraduate study through a master's (one year) leading into a PhD (three years). It requires a project proposal as part of the application.
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