Risk, Disaster and Environmental Management MSc/PgDip/PgCert

University of Huddersfield Business School

Program Description

Risk, Disaster and Environmental Management MSc/PgDip/PgCert

University of Huddersfield Business School

This Risk, Disaster and Environmental Management MSc program looks at all risks in the business environment together with a strong analysis of the consequences when things go wrong. Businesses and organisations increasingly need to anticipate the likelihood and consequences of unexpected events and the necessary short and long term responses.

The programme is structured around three core management themes:

• Risk -- You will study a wide range of risks in business, organisational and geographical environments. You will learn to identify, assess and manage these risks.

• Disaster -- The disaster management element of the course will develop your ability to analyse the consequences when things go wrong, and will provide the practical skills for disaster prevention, preparedness, mitigation and management.

• Environment -- The course will help you understand how we interact with the natural environment and will explore how human activity can be managed to minimise negative environmental damage.

This is the first named UK award to bring together the key themes of Risk, Disaster and Environmental Management and will empower you to excel in an uncertain, volatile world.

Program Structure

Program Length: 1 year full-time (starting January and September) 2 years; part-time (starting January and September)

There are eight taught modules:

•Risk Assessment and Identification
•Applied Risk Management
•Disaster and Emergency Management
•The Anatomy of Disaster
•Principles of Environmental Management
•Corporate Environmental Management
•Corporate Governance and Business Ethics
•Research Methods


To obtain the full Master’s qualification you must also complete a dissertation. This will give you the opportunity to undertake a major piece of individual work that builds upon your knowledge, skills and interests.

Teaching and Assessment


The course is taught primarily through block delivery. Each module is taught on two Wednesday evenings followed by a full weekend of teaching. This normally works out at one weekend per month during the two semesters. Most modules will be assessed by coursework in the form of reports, essays and presentations.

Career Opportunities


The course will appeal to:

  • people with environmental responsibilities
  • anyone working in a dangerous industry or volatile political situations
  • staff and volunteers in non-governmental organisations
  • emergency planning officers and other government workers with civil emergency planning responsibilities.

Entry Requirements


You will need to have a first degree in a related subject. Due to the potentially wide application of the course content, this could be from a wide range of subject areas and we will look at each application on its own merits.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 1, 2015
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