MSc Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM)
This course is designed to give students the knowledge and skills necessary for successful disaster intervention, in the Philippines and elsewhere, across the globe. It aims to provide a sound knowledge of disaster theory, management policy, and practice, and support in the development of capacity to identify, analyse, interpret, and manage risk and disaster issues. An essential aspect of study is the development of a strategic perspective, which draws on an analysis of various forms of intervention into disasters, integrated into relevant policy and practice frameworks.
The course is broadly-based, covering a wide range of topics within the interdisciplinary field of Disaster Management. It places an emphasis on academic content and on the application of theory and concepts, taught by staff with a variety of backgrounds - both academic and practitioner.
The course is appropriate for professionals who wish to further their careers in the areas of Disaster Management, Humanitarian Assistance, Capacity Building and Disaster Risk Reduction. It is also intended to meet the needs of those in associated professions seeking a career change and who wish to gain an understanding of contemporary, international disaster issues, and those who wish to enter disaster management and related fields.