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Coventry University: Emergency and Incident Management

Institution Coventry University View institution profile
Department School of Computing, Electronics and Maths
Telephone 024 7765 4321
Study type Taught


In our complex and interdependent world, escalating incidents can quickly become extremely challenging for first responders and lead to significant and unanticipated cumulative and cascading effects. Such events can ultimately have enormous consequences with respect to life, property and infrastructure and leave significant recovery challenges.

Emergency and incident management standards in the sector are high, but they need to be higher. Employers are now demanding that those with an incident response remit are trained, qualified and accountable.

This short postgraduate certificate course is for professionals working in public and emergency services, private sector or consultancy with a responsibility for incident response, minimising risks to the public, facilitating early recovery, informing public and organisational risk management practice and preparedness, training others and designing and running emergency exercises.

The four modules have been have been externally reviewed by an external expert in the Civil Contingencies Secretariat (UK Cabinet Office) and meet the requirements of government and other organisations, helping to ensure that our graduates have the skills and knowledge to deal with complex and large-scale emergencies upon successful completion of the course. Modules from this programme can be taken forward and count towards the MSc in Emergency Management and Resilience qualification.

Coventry University understands the current challenges facing our incident response and emergency management community, and so our curriculum and assessment is designed and constantly refreshed, making it suitable for those who are already working as well as those looking to embark on a career within the field.

This course will provide you with the opportunity to further develop the core knowledge you need to drive forward excellence in incident leadership and coordination, anticipating and minimising risks to the public, the environment and infrastructure, preparedness, organisational learning and developing a culture of resilience within your organisation and for those you serve.

The course is open to EU nationals living in the UK with settled or pre-settled status who would not require a visa to study.

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Coventry University

Coventry University is a provider of world-class teaching, learning and impactful research, and pushes the boundaries of what higher education can achieve regionally, nationally and across the world.

Graduates could gain an advantage in their career with a postgraduate qualification from Coventry University. You can choose from a selection of courses at one of our UK university locations.



Why choose Coventry University?

  • Top 30 in the world for our ratio of international students (QS World University Rankings 2023)
  • Awarded five QS Stars for internationalisation, inclusiveness employability, facilities and teaching (QS Stars University Ratings)
  • Ranked 9th for resources …
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