Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management MSc, by distance learning
2 - 2.5 years
No business is risk free. No societies are immune from the impact of natural hazard and crisis. Drawing on risk, crisis, development and management theories, this degree explores effective management and mitigation measures and equips you with how to tackle real-world problems professionally.
Teaching and learning
You will be able to study by flexible learning through the use of video lectures, Collaborate software for seminars, discussion forums on Blackboard, Teams for meetings and email. You will have online access to materials to support each module, and you will also work with your fellow students.
You will receive support throughout the course from a group of dedicated support staff available through our virtual learning environment, Blackboard, and via email. You will be provided with a timetable and key study targets to enable effective time management. Tutors will always be available to you to discuss any aspects of your study either by phone or email.
In addition, module one opens with academic writing and language skills which will provide an introduction to studying online within higher education, and will prepare students who do not have a prior academic background to develop their academic writing skills.
You will be invited to attend our Leicester Masterclass held on campus at the University. This week-long programme of lectures, activities and workshops takes place every August/September and is open to students on any School of Business distance learning course at any point in their studies.
Each module on the programme lasts 24 weeks.
The programme is flexible in its format with the materials provided in advance. The materials will utilise media to provide an enriched student experience. Therefore, it is essential that you have reliable, regular access to the internet (preferably with a broadband connection) in order to participate.
As a flexible distance learning student, you will have access to the University Library's electronic service, the Leicester Digital Library, which includes a large number of e-journals and e-books. You are also welcome to join campus-based activities (by prior arrangement) at any time.
If you live close to Leicester you can, of course, visit the Library and the School of Business facilities in person. For UK-based students who wish to use other libraries, we can issue you with a card which allows you to do so. This is a national scheme which allows distance learning students to borrow material from up to three other participating libraries.
All modules have more than one assessment component, allowing feedback on the first to be used to develop and enhance learning for subsequent assessment.
You will be assessed through a variety of methods including online multiple-choice tests, essays, briefs, incident reports, emergency response plans plus your proposal and dissertation. Some assessments will be individual and some will be group work.