MSc in Emergency Management
DC956 | Postgraduate Part Time
€6,650 per annum
Open for Applications
Ranked 1st in Ireland for Public Administration / Management
The DCU MSc in Emergency Management is the first programme of its kind in Ireland, endorsed by the National Steering Group for Major Emergency Management, The Emergency Planning Society (Republic of Ireland Branch) and Pharmachemical Ireland as being suitable for improving the emergency management skills of individuals in both the public and private sectors.
• Gain a systematic understanding of the theory, concepts and methods at the forefront of knowledge pertaining to Emergency Management.
• Develop the ability to prepare for, respond to, recover after and learn from an emergency or crisis situation.
• Understand the importance of the emergency management professionals role in society and how this role may be used to effect change.
“One of the major highlights of undertaking the Masters in Emergency Management was the broad range of modules within the course, enabling me to gain an insight into the different and applicable areas of Emergency Management. The interactive and practical element of the lectures were stimulating and inspiring, and also helped develop my communication and critical thinking skills whilst increasing my knowledge and understanding of the field. The support from the staff really enhanced my experience, as did the engagement with other students on the course, both working together during group discussions and projects, and socialising outside of lectures. The course has been a catalyst and enabler to both my career progression and my personal development.”
Dennis Keeley, Chief Fire Officer, Dublin Fire Brigade.
Why Do This Course?
Crises and disasters, both local and international, have made headline news over the past number of years. The impact of natural disasters, such as the Tsunami on the Far East and Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans, is still being felt in those regions. The impact of human initiated disasters, such as the Twin Towers collapse and the Madrid and London bombings, has had an enormous impact on security systems and world travel. Biologically based disasters such as SARS and bird flu similarly have had worldwide impact. In Ireland the many horrific traffic disasters that occur annually, natural disasters such as storms and floods, and recent epidemics such as the foot and mouth outbreak have had huge impact on people’s lives. As a consequence of these disasters, the areas of preparedness for emergency, response to emergency, business continuity and post-disaster recovery have become significantly important in a global context and also locally in Ireland.
The delivery mode is part-time by block release over two days once a month. Assessment of each module will be by competency test, continuous assessment (including project work), terminal examination, or a combination of these elements. The nature of assessment and the percentage of marks allocated to the various elements of the assessment will depend on the module.
DCU Business School is ranked in the top 90 Business Schools in Europe in the 2020 Financial Times Ranking, one of only three Irish Business Schools to achieve this ranking. The Financial Times Ranking for Business Schools is one of the most highly acknowledged and widely cited authorities on quality and performance of institutions globally.
With the ever increasing emphasis on emergency management, there will be important roles for talented and qualified individuals. You will find work in all areas of the public and private sector where there are risks of disaster or crises. These include local government, pharmaceutical firms, transport companies and businesses in the energy and security fields.
General Entry Requirements
For admission to the MSc in Emergency Management candidates must hold –
A 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant discipline, or equivalent professional qualification and at least 3 year’s relevant work experience (relevant experience includes working in the PRAs, the Defence Forces, or in a risk, crisis, emergency or general management role).
Applicants who have achieved a 2.2 Honours degree may still obtain a place. This will depend on availability of places and on obtaining high grades in relevant modules on their undergraduate programme.
Exceptional candidates who do not meet these requirements may be considered for entry, based on their work experience and other relevant achievements, subject to interview.
The programme commences with a compulsory Orientation Session, which takes place the week before the standard University commencement date.
Make an Application via https://dcuie.elluciancrmrecruit.com/Apply/
All Applicants must submit
- Academic Transcripts for each and every year of study with English translation if applicable.
- A detailed Personal statement, details of professional qualification/s or significant work experience.
- Please include your CV and details of relevant experience.
- Where relevant, evidence of competence in the English language as per entry requirements for DCU Business School. Please see link http://www.dcu.ie/registry/english.shtml.
- Please upload one academic reference and one professional reference.
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