This course has multiple start dates:
17 / 09 / 2012
14 / 01 / 2013
1 year full-time (starting January and September)
2 years part-time (starting January and September)
15 (this number may be subject to change)
Full Time / Part Time
Available at the following campuses:
You will need to have a first degree in a related subject. Due to the potentially wide application of the course content, this could be from a wide range of subject areas and we will look at each application on its own merits.
Tel: 01484 472024
This course looks at all risks in the business environment together with a strong analysis of the consequences when things go wrong. Businesses and organisations increasingly need to anticipate the likelihood and consequences of unexpected events and the necessary short and long term responses.
The programme is structured around three core management themes:
• Risk: You will study a wide range of risks in business, organisational and geographical environments. You will learn to identify, assess and manage these risks.
• Disaster: The disaster management element of the course will develop your ability to analyse the consequences when things go wrong, and will provide the practical skills for disaster prevention, preparedness, mitigation and management.
• Environment: The course will help you understand how we interact with the natural environment and will explore how human activity can be managed to minimise negative environmental damage.
You will complete eight taught modules:
• Risk Assessment and Identification
• Applied Risk Management
• Disaster and Emergency Management
• The Anatomy of Disaster
• Principles of Environmental Management
• Corporate Environmental Management
• Corporate Governance and Business Ethics
• Research Methods
To obtain the full Master’s qualification you must also complete a dissertation. This will give you the opportunity to undertake a major piece of individual work that builds upon your knowledge, skills and interests.
The course will appeal to:
- people with environmental responsibilities
- anyone working in a dangerous industry or volatile political situations
- staff and volunteers in non-governmental organisations
- emergency planning officers and other government workers with civil emergency planning responsibilities.
The course is taught primarily through block delivery. Each module is taught on two Wednesday evenings followed by a full weekend of teaching. This normally works out at one weekend per month during the two semesters.
Most modules will be assessed by coursework in the form of reports, essays and presentations.
Here at the University of Huddersfield, we continue to work hard to ensure that we set a fee for postgraduate students that is fair and offers you value for money. The tuition fees for postgraduate taught courses will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance, please see Fees and finance.
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If you are interested in postgraduate research degrees, you can find information about research degree fees and finance here.
In 2010, the Business School moved into an exciting new building, following an investment of £17m. Set in landscaped grounds by the restored canal, this is the most environmentally friendly building on campus.It brings all of the Business School’s activities together in one state-of-the art facility and provides you with a high quality, professional environment in which to learn and develop.
The building features modern, spacious classrooms with excellent IT facilities and there are a number of computer labs for general access.
Another key feature is the provision of social space, where you can gather to study or just relax.‘The Street’, at first floor level, comprises of a wide, curving space flooded with light from its triple-storey, sloping glazing.Here there are soft seating, tables, WiFi internet access and a terrace overlooking the courtyard, and a cafe selling excellent coffee and food, with vending facilities for if you're in a hurry or working late.
The Business School is also the most sustainable and environmentally-friendly building on campus.
Research degrees are also available in this area. Contact us for details. Interim Awards A Master's course is 180 Master's level credits, which would normally take one calendar year full-time study. Interim awards are available at Postgraduate Certificate level or Postgraduate Diploma level should you decide to exit the course early. Please contact us for details of the credits required for these interim awards.
We hope you are interested in what you have seen and want to apply to join us.
Research plays an important role in informing all our teaching and learning activities. Through research our staff remain up-to-date with the latest developments in their field, which means you develop knowledge and skills that are current and highly relevant to industry. For more information, see the Research section of our website.