MSc International Disaster Management / Careers

Year of entry: 2023

Career opportunities

The MSc in International Disaster Management first and foremost provides students with a grounding in critical disaster studies a skill set for which humanitarian organisations express an ongoing need. 

Knowledge and critical thinking skills gained on the course have prepared graduates for national and international careers in emergency management and planning, programme management, consultancy, data migration, defence primary healthcare, and research.

Organisations our graduates have worked for include:

  • NGOs such as German Red Cross, International Committee of the Red Cross (IFRC), Refugee Council, Shelter, Oxfam, and Age UK Manchester;
  • Security and Defence/Intelligence Fusion;
  • National Health Service;
  • Local and Central Government/Civil service.

Find out more on the careers and employability page and see where some of our graduates are now working on the alumni page. 

The University has its own dedicated Careers Service that is available to students while studying and for two years after graduation. At Manchester, there are a number of opportunities to boost your employability .