University of Leicester: Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management (MSc)

InstitutionUniversity of Leicester View institution profile
Department School of Management
Telephone 0116 252 5377
Study type Taught


This course provides students with a thorough grounding in risk management theory and its application to real world problems. Students will have the opportunity to engage in a wide-ranging interdisciplinary analysis of the extent, effects and explanations of crisis and disaster, and the use of risk theory. As well as ensuring students are up-to-date with the latest developments in risk management, the course will provide them with the skills and confidence to plan and execute research and engage in debate. Students will develop skills in evaluating information critically, communicating ideas clearly, undertaking advanced conceptual analysis, understanding and applying theories and models, using information sources effectively, reporting and interpreting research critically, and developing new approaches to problem-solving.

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Qualification MSc
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

2.2 degree (or equivalent) or 4 or more years of work experience in a related field plus completion of a practice assignment. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.


Assessment methods include dissertation.


Modules include: Theories of risk and crisis; managing risk and crisis; research methods, case studies of crises and disasters; models of risk, crisis and disaster; emergency planning management; dissertation.


Wales 11315 GBP for Whole course
Scotland 11315 GBP for Whole course
Northern Ireland 11315 GBP for Whole course
England 11315 GBP for Whole course
International 11315 GBP for Whole course
EU 11315 GBP for Whole course

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