Course details

Study options

Full-time: 1 year, Part-time: 2 years

UK fee

£735 per 20 credits* (2019/20)

International fee

£14,250 for the full programme (2019/20)

Course level

Postgraduate

Qualification

MSc

Start date

September

Location

Kedleston Road and One Friar Gate Square, Derby Campus

Course description

At Derby you don’t just study the theory and background to resilience, through security, intelligence and planning for emergency and disaster risk reduction and response. You will take these aspects into real life situations and develop knowledge, skills and vocational attributes that will give you the necessary experience to develop or enhance career paths in these fascinating areas.

A unique combination

This course uniquely combines the social science disciplines of criminology and sociology with natural sciences in the field of geoscience, and through public and environmental health. This unique combination examines resilience, risk reduction and response to real world concerns associated with terrorism, extremism, radicalisation and applied intelligence studies, exploring climate, migration and natural hazard risk reduction and response through emergency and disaster management.

You will study at Masters level developing critical skills which bring together work-based learning approaches and innovation in the teaching of research methods using scenario building, exercises and simulations in a multi-agency environment to enhance your development, communication and planning.

Developing your skills through practice

You will work with emergency services first responders and local authority leads, and also benefit from the university’s relationship with the Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College (EPC).

You will also develop GIS mapping skills and benefit from opportunities to work with Derbyshire Emergency Planning Officers and volunteer teams involved in crisis management. Field trips will involve command and control visits, humanitarian aid facilities and multi-agency simulations of real world hazards.

Aligned to UK standards

The programme examines National Occupational Standards in the UK for Civil Contingencies (NOSCC) in support of employer demands and the Core Competencies of the Emergency Planning Society (EPS).

What you will study

The MSc Intelligence, Security and Disaster Management course is made up of three stages – Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and MSc. You will study modules such as:

You will study this module:

  • Introducing Risk and Managing Disasters (Core 40 credits)

And you will choose options from:

  • Health Protection 
  • Understanding Radicalisation
  • Natural Disasters: Mitigation, Adaptation and Preparedness 

You will study this module:

  • Research and the Skilled Practitioner (Core 20 credits)

And you will choose options from:

  • Hazard and Risk Management 
  • Global Environmental and Public Health
  • Contemporary Issues in Intelligence and Security
  • Concepts of Global Terrorism
  • Natural Disasters and Humanitarian Aid Response
  • GIS and Disaster Management 

You will study this module:

  • Independent Research Study

During this triple module (60 credits) you will carry out an extensive and academically rigorous study of a topic of your choice relevant to any, or any combination of, the fields of intelligence, security, disaster and/or crisis management, risk reduction, response and/or resilience.

Please note: modules are subject to availability, and may change to suit the needs of industry.

Entry requirements

For the MSc you will usually need:

We also welcome applicants who have substantial professional experience but do not have a degree, subject to personal statements, references and interviews with the programme leader.

Fees and funding

2019/20 Fees (August 2019 - July 2020)

 Full-timePart-time
UK

£735 per 20 credits*

£735 per 20 credits*

International

£14,250 for the full programme

N/A

*Note – at postgraduate level, you’ll need to gain the following number of credits in total to obtain the awards below.

Postgraduate Certificate60 Credits
Postgraduate Diploma120 Credits
MA or MSc180 Credits

This means you will gain 180 credits in total to complete the full MA or MSc. If you are studying part time you will normally complete your studies over two or three years, depending on the course structure.

Please note that all fees may be subject to annual increase.

Additional costs and optional extras

2019/20 Fees (August 2019 - July 2020)

 Full-timePart-time
UK

£850 per 20 credits*

£850 per 20 credits*

International

£14,250 for the full programme

N/A

*Note – at postgraduate level, you’ll need to gain the following number of credits in total to obtain the awards below.

Postgraduate Certificate60 Credits
Postgraduate Diploma120 Credits
MA or MSc180 Credits

This means you will gain 180 credits in total to complete the full MA or MSc. If you are studying part time you will normally complete your studies over two or three years, depending on the course structure.

Please note that all fees may be subject to annual increase.

Additional costs and optional extras

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International student scholarship

We're offering a £2,000 scholarship for all eligible international students studying a full-time postgraduate taught programme (PGT). Terms and conditions apply.

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How to apply

Careers

An MSc Intelligence, Security and Disaster Management opens up many career options, including:

Dr Philip Henry
Programme leader

Dr Phil Henry is Programme Leader for the MSc Intelligence, Security and Disaster Management and the Postgraduate Certificate in Understanding Radicalisation. Phil also works on the BA (Hons) Sociology and MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice programmes. Phil is engaged in social science research into disaster management and national security settings.

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Additional costs and optional extras

We’re committed to providing you with an outstanding learning experience. Our expert teaching, state-of-the-art facilities and great employability prepare you for your future career. As part of our commitment to you we aim to keep any additional study costs to a minimum. However, there are occasions where students may incur some additional costs.

Included in your fees

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

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