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Compare 4 MSc Programs in Disaster Prevention

A Master of Science is a graduate degree often pursued after a Bachelor of Science. Most universities award this degree for studies in science, medicine or math. Like other master’s, an MSc can take one to two years to finish.

What is an MSc in Disaster Prevention? This program of study looks at ways professionals can reduce the risk of certain natural and manmade disasters. Courses may focus on response, preparedness and recovery surrounding disasters, as well as the potential prevention. Many programs use a mixture of lectures, discussions and projects as learning tools. Students may be required to take certain courses such as risk management, history of humanitarian aid, fundamentals of epidemiology, climate change and disaster management, research and evaluation methods, emergency humanitarian assistance, and global health.

One of the main benefits gained by this graduate program in disaster prevention is the ability to think critically in tough situations. This important skill can help students perform well under pressure in both their work and everyday lives. Participants may also learn how to better communicate and lead.

The cost of an MSc in Disaster Prevention can vary from one school to the next. For this reason, students should contact the school they want to attend to get a tuition estimate.

Graduates with this degree are often sought after by government agencies, large corporations and nonprofit organizations because of the transferrable skills they gain. Some students may go on to become humanitarians or peacebuilders. Others may join the corporate ranks as risk management officers or CEOs. Other students may turn to civil service in roles including policymaker, emergency planning officer or disaster management specialist. Some scholars may choose to continue their education through a PhD.

Students can take courses for an MSc in Disaster Prevention online or at campuses around the world. To apply, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

4 Results in Disaster Prevention Filter

Master in Crisis and Disaster Management

University of Lincoln
Campus Full-time Part-time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Boston + 1 more

The MSc Crisis and Disaster Management brings together the areas of crisis management, risk management and disaster management with the aim of providing students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of current approaches to crisis and disaster and the impact that such events may have on businesses, communities and nations.

MSc in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation

Lund University
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Lund

This Master's programme offers a mix of practical and theoretical learning with a strong focus on group work and interaction between students and teaching staff, as well as with important actors within this field of study.

Master degree in Civil Engineering for Mitigation of Risk from Natural Hazards

University of Pavia
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 Italy Pavia

The University of Pavia and the School of Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia present a new international Master of Science programme in Civil Engineering for Mitigation of Risk from Natural Hazards. The programme is structured in two curricula: Reduction of Seismic Risk (ROSE); Hydrogeological Risk Assessment and Mitigation (HYRIS). The Master in Civil Engineering for Mitigation of Risk from Natural Hazards is jointly offered by the University of Pavia and the School of Advanced Studies of Pavia (IUSS).

International Master DAMAGE : Disaster Management Environmental Impact

École des Mines d'Alès
Campus Full-time 24 months September 2019 France Alès

The International Master DAMAGE aims to train managers able to anticipate and manage major crises which can have health and environmental consequences for the affected countries. It will allow students to deepen their knowledge base by integrating an international dimension on large-scale crises. It also incorporates the emergency humanitarian concept that is organized in crisis situations, usually conflicts or natural disasters.