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Emergency and Disaster Management Studies are concerned with disaster preparation, response, mitigation, and recovery aimed at reducing the adverse consequences of natural and man-made disasters.
The curriculum allows for a detailed understanding of the theoretical principles through the analysis of disasters and emergencies. It examines the value and complexity of crisis management, recognising, assessing, and addressing risk and the means adopted to increase resilience for minimising the economic and social effects.

The course ensures that learners develop the skills and mindset required by Disaster and Emergency Management Professionals to tackle the different challenges related to the impact of human and environmental catastrophes. The core skills developed are critical thinking, communication, management, teamwork, skills related to assessing situations, advice, and future planning.


Study Levels

The sub-disciplines of Emergency and Disaster Management can be studied at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, under the following credentials.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Bachelor of Business Administration (M.B.A)
Undergraduate Diploma/Certificate (UGDip/UGCert)
Master of Arts (M.A)
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A)
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.)
Doctor of Philosophy (P.hD.)
Postgraduate Diploma/Certificate (PGDip/PGCert)


The four phases of Emergency and Disaster Management are mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

Throwing Caps

Students can choose to specialise in any of the four phases under the following topics listed below.

Conflict and Disaster Law
Crisis and Disaster Management
Cyber Security
Disaster Management
Disaster Management Technologies
Disaster Nursing
Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Engineering
Disaster, Risk, and Resilience

Emergency Management
Emergency Administration and Planning
Emergency Preparedness
Fire and Rescue Service
Geological and Environmental hazards
Homeland Security
Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid
Intelligence and Security
Terrorism and Security



A variety of career options are offered to graduates of Emergency and Disaster Management. The job roles are typically in emergency planning, crisis communication, infectious disease management, risk analysis, reinsurance, business continuity, security management, emergency logistics, humanitarian management, and civil defence.
A postgraduate degree in disaster management prepares students for a variety of careers in the region. However, the course they take can necessitate additional schooling, certifications, experience, and/or other credentials in addition to a degree in emergency and disaster management.
Graduates can work in fields such as academia, business organisations, government sector, non-profit organisations, emergency management agencies, public health and safety, law enforcement, immigration, transportation security, customs, and border protection.


    Some of the popular graduate roles for Emergency and Disaster Management graduates include:
    Anti-terrorism Emergency Manager
    Business Continuity Planner
    Business Continuity Planner
    Business Risk Manager
    Campus Emergency Manager
    Crisis Communication Specialist
    Disaster Recovery Coordinator
    Disaster Risk Specialist
    Emergency Management Consultant
    Emergency Management Director
    Emergency Management Policy Advisor
    Emergency Social Services Manager
    Emergency Telecommunications Manager
    Environmental Emergencies Specialist
    Event Safety and Emergency Manager
    Fire Chief


    Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisor
    Hospital Emergency Manager
    Humanitarian Assistance Professional
    Industrial Emergency Manager
    International Aid Director
    International Development Worker
    NGO Disaster Relief Coordinator
    Oil and Gas Emergency Manager
    Operations and Training Coordinator
    Project Manager
    Public Policy Analyst
    Public Relations Representative
    Public Safety Consultant
    Safety Analyst
    Security Officer
    Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff
    Social Program Director
    Trauma Centre Supervisor
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