You will be taught by a passionate, enthusiastic and skilled team from across three disciplines of social sciences, public and environmental health and geoscience, together with expert guest lecturers and speakers from across the fields of intelligence, security and disaster risk recovery and response.

You will learn through traditional lectures, interactive seminars, team building scenarios, exercises and field trips where simulation and life-like experiential learning are a feature of the delivery. 

How you are assessed

The course will assess your skills, knowledge, and understanding including transferable skills through essays based on scenarios, presentations, briefings and risk assessment and analysis, practical mapping and research-based planning and preparedness.

You will also be assessed through independent study based on a topic of your choice. Additional practical assessment takes place in the field at exercises and simulations, based on observation, interaction and a range of experiential approaches to problem-solving.

The assessments align with the National Occupational Standards for Civil Contingencies (NOSCC).

Who you will meet

Dr Phil Henry (Programme Leader) – Phil’s expertise includes working with professionals in intelligence and security issues in terrorism, extremism and working with radicalisation and counter terrorism planning and preparedness. He is also experience in emergency planning, risk reduction and disaster management.

Mr Alan Whitfield – Alan’s expertise is in public and environmental health in epidemiology and risk management.

Dr Sian Davies-Vollum – Sian is a geo-scientist with expertise in natural disaster management specialising in climate change.