- Developing Policies & Plans; This unit module will introduce you to the problems and issues relating to the development and implementation of policies and plans for crisis and disaster management. You will evaluate major incident management models, and raise your awareness of current national and international best practices relevant to developing your own disaster management policies and plans.
Management of Natural Disasters; You will examine the complexities of natural hazards which could affect your country. You will learn to evaluate the management issues associated with such hazards, and how these can be applied to major incident management, risk reduction and recovery and national planning.
Management of Technological, Social & Intentional Disasters; This module focusses on the nature and types of man-made (human instigated) hazards (including on land, air, sea, crowd safety accidents, industrial accidents). Taking a case study approach, you will evaluate the lessons learned from recent reports and complete a strategic level multi-hazard planning and response exercise as part of a group.
Cyber Security; You will develop skills and knowledge for cyber security. This module covers the life cycle of cyber security mechanisms, including the design, development, management and, most importantly, sustainability.
Security Event & Incident Management; This module will teach you the principles of security event and Incident management including concepts such as event logging and collection. You will learn to define policies, processes, procedures, roles and responsibilities and understand the issues of lead implementation of ISO 27001.
Information Assurance Management; This module will teach you how to evaluate the human factors relevant to information assurance planning. You will examine the roles and accreditation, compliance and governance in information assurance.
Individual Masters Project; An opportunity to critically investigate and report on a particular issue in-depth.
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Download the programme specification for MSc Crisis, Disaster Management & Cyber Security.
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Full entry requirements
The normal requirements for embarking on this course are:
- Qualification equivalent to a UK Honours degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent international degree level. If you do not meet this criteria, we may take your professional practice experience (minimum 5 years) into consideration (evidence in the form of an interview may be requested).
- For post-experience and professional qualifications, there may be additional entry requirements set by the association or institute that ultimately administers the qualification in question. The qualification description on the course information pages should tell you what these are but please get in touch with the AskBU Enquiry Service if you are in doubt.
If you lack the formal academic qualifications needed to enter a postgraduate or post-experience degree, there are several alternative routes to follow - some based on experience. Contact the askBU Enquiry Service for more information.
International entry requirements
International entry requirements
If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
- IELTS (Academic) 6.0 or above (with minimum 5.5 in each of the four component scores) or equivalent.
View further information about our English language requirements.
A number of pre-sessional English and preparatory programmes are offered through our partner institution, Bournemouth University International College, and will get you ready for study at BU at the appropriate level.
You can also find further details of the international qualifications we accept, and what level of study they apply to, on our postgraduate entry requirements page.