This course offers an exciting opportunity to learn about environmental and manmade hazards, vulnerability and risk, planning and logistics, disaster response and crisis management. You’ll develop your skills as a confident, professional emergency planner and responder, able to manage people and situations in the field.
Uniquely to Portsmouth, students participate in SIMEX – the UK’s largest annual international disaster response simulation exercise – for responders and agencies to practise and learn from the disaster response.
You'll graduate with the skills you need for a successful career in emergency planning and disaster management and response, either in the governmental or non-governmental sectors, anywhere in the world. You'll also get transferable skills in project planning, data analysis and communication, putting you in a strong position to pursue a career in other industries.
Learn new skills, including disaster management techniques, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing for mapping, social surveying methods, approaches to risk analysis, and the design of emergency management training exercises.
Be supported by expert staff and practitioners who are active in the field, with extensive industrial and consultancy experience working for government agencies, businesses and NGOs.
Have the opportunity to complete a work placement with an emergency planning, crisis management or disaster response organisation and complete a final project based on your experience.
Take part in field training with the UK and international emergency services, the military and NGOs, building your skills in emergency management, disaster response and safety issues within hazardous environments.
Gain transferable skills such as project planning, data analysis, report writing, teamwork, presentation and communication.
Hear from experts with organisations such as the Red Cross, NHS, local authorities, the Environment Agency, the Met Office, the armed forces, Oil Spill Response, NGOs, humanitarian and United Nations agencies.
Careers our graduates have progressed into including emergency management and response for 'blue light' services (police, ambulance, coast guard, fire and rescue), city and county council contingency planning, the oil industry, and risk management and continuity specialists in the business.