MSc Disaster Management (Resilience, Response and Relief) / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

Degree awarded
MSc/PGDip
Duration
2.5 Years
Entry requirements

We require a minimum of a Lower Second undergraduate degree classification or equivalent. You must also meet our English language requirements.

Entry will be managed by our partners at Hong Kong Polytechnic, working in tandem with HCRI staff.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
You can apply for the course via the Hong Kong Polytechnic University website .

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc N N N Y

Course overview

  • Develop the skills and knowledge required to respond quickly to disasters and prevent them from occurring.
  • Study when it suits you thanks to the online nature of the course.
  • Gain practical skills through optional field trips.
  • Benefit from the expertise of the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at Manchester and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
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Disaster Management (Resilience, Response and Relief) at HCRI

Open days

This programme will be advertised at all PGT open days held at the HKPU and university.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): fees collected by Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU).
These fees structure has been agreed with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, who will be responsible for the administration of the programme.

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).

Scholarships/sponsorships

Each year the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures offer a number of  School awards  and  Subject-specific bursaries  (the values of which are usually set at Home/EU fees level), open to both Home/EU 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 see if you are eligible for any other funding opportunities.

The  Manchester Postgraduate Scholarship of Academic Excellence  offers up to 100 fee waiver scholarships worth £2,000 each to high-achieving undergraduates from any UK University with an offer to study a Master's degree in the School.

For University of Manchester graduates, the  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 masters course for September 2019 entry.

The  Manchester Master's Bursary  is a University-wide scheme that offers 100 bursaries worth £3,000 in funding for students from underrepresented groups.

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 (3 years). It requires a project proposal as part of the application. Information is available here:

Contact details

School/Faculty
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Contact name
Dr Darren Walter
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 0244
Email
Website
https://www.hcri.manchester.ac.uk/
School/Faculty

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