Master of Science in Disaster Management (Resilience, Response and Relief)

from University of Manchester
Registration deadline: 30 Apr 2017 Training date:
01 Sep 2017 to 28 Feb 2019
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This programme provides participants with the opportunity to develop and expand knowledge, understanding and judgment in theoretical and practical disaster management and humanitarian action.


Jointly offered by the School of Nursing (SN) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) & The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) at The University of Manchester (UoM), UK

Mode of Study: Online

Programme Characteristics

  • 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 conduct 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 a master's degree without residency and boundary restrictions.

Compulsory Subjects

  • Advanced Research Methods (Qualitative Research)
  • Advanced Research Methods (Quantitative Research)
  • Dissertation

Core Subjects

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Emergency Humanitarian Assistance
  • Introduction to Disaster Risk Management
  • Recovery and Rehabilitation in a Disaster
  • Risk, Vulnerability and Resilience Assessment

Elective Subjects

  • Community Approach to Health
  • Disaster and Mental Health
  • Field Placement
  • Humanitarianism and Conflict Response: Inquiries

Geographical coverage



2.5 years (Reliefweb requires us to enter concrete dates, please enquire for exact start and finish dates)



Fee information:
For fee information, please contact: The General Office, School of Nursing Tel: (852) 2766 4369; Fax: (852) 2364 9663; E-mail:
How to register:

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