Master of Science in Disaster Management (Resilience, Response and Relief)
Sept 2019 Entry
Programme code: 53087
Duration & Credit Requirement
HK$4,865 per credit
Dr Sunshine Chan
RN, RM, DHSc
Dr Darren Walter
- This programme is a purely distance learning course and jointly offered by PolyU and the University of Manchester, UK, under the School of Nursing (SN).
- The Department will consider applications on a rolling basis until places are filled. To secure a study place, applicants should apply as early as possible.
Aims & Characteristics
This programme provides students with the opportunity to develop and expand knowledge, understanding and judgment of theoretical and practical disaster management and humanitarian action.
- Designed to equip students with advanced knowledge, and to continue their personal development in disaster risk management and humanitarianism;
- Underpinned by a multidisciplinary approach that enables graduates to carry out theoretical and practical analysis, as well as evaluation to support disaster management and humanitarian action in global health contexts;
- Conducted by experienced disaster teaching team members who are trainers for continuing education courses and postgraduate programmes in disaster management;
- Collaborates with the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at the University of Manchester, a leading global centre for the study of humanitarianism and international disaster management;
- Provides students with hands-on field placement experience to support their future career development; and
- Offers flexible online* study that enables part-time students to obtain an MSc in Disaster Management without residency and boundary restrictions.
* The Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China reserves the right to recognise the qualifications of online programmes.
Recognition & Prospects
- Advanced Research Methods (Qualitative Research)
- Advanced Research Methods (Quantitative Research)
- Disaster Preparedness
- Disaster Risk Management
- Public Health Response in a Disaster (Subject to approval)
- Recovery and Rehabilitation in a Disaster
- Risk, Vulnerability and Resilience
- Community Approach to Health
- Disaster and Mental Health
- Field Placement
- Humanitarianism and Conflict Response: Inquiries
- A relevant undergraduate degree at a minimum level of 2.2 (Lower second class) Honours, or equivalent alternative qualifications or experience;
- English Language Requirement
- 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; OR
- 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).
Additional Documents Required
Transcript / Certificate
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