MSc Disaster Management (Resilience, Response and Relief) / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2019

Academic entry qualification overview

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.

English language

We require a relevant undergraduate degree at a minimum level of 2.2 (Lower second class) Honours, or equivalent alternative qualifications or experience; AND an English Language requirement of:

  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 90 with no less than 20 in each of the sub-tests for the Internet-based test, or 577 for the paper-based test with no less than 55 in each of the sub-tests and 5.5 in the TWE (Test of Written English) for the paper-based test.
  • An overall Band score of at least 6.5, with no less than a minimum of 6 in each of the sub-tests as a minimum in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

If you have obtained a different qualification, please check our  English language requirements  to ensure that it is accepted and equivalent to the above requirements.

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Relevant work experience

Students who do not clearly meet the academic requirements may be considered based on relevant professional experience.

Applicants who fall into this category should contact the programme director for advice.