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University of Reading: Global Crisis, Conflict and Disaster Management

Institution University of Reading
Department Economics
Telephone 0118 378 5289
Study type Taught


This innovative multidisciplinary programme examines the role of global law, policy, and practice relating to conflicts and peacetime disasters (such as earthquakes, wild fires, and pandemics). It further considers significant crises not escalating to the scale of conflict or disaster, as well as complex emergencies.

You will be taught in an engaging and interactive manner by world leading academics, and you will also benefit from embedded mentoring and employability training.

There is flexibility for you to transfer between degree entry points (e.g. LLM, PGDip, PGCert), and to take individual modules with certificates of credit which are transferable to the degree programme.

Course characteristics:

Globally unique programme which examines law, policy and practice, with multidisciplinary perspectives Taught by world leading academics Available to law and non-law graduates Develops key professional and personal skills, with embedded employability and practical training delivered by practitioners. For more information, please visit the School of Law's website.

The programme will appeal to early and mid-career law and non-law professionals as well as recent graduates and career changers. In addition to developing core knowledge of foundational principles of International Law, this unique programme facilitates a multidisciplinary awareness – which is increasingly essential for working in the sectors of crisis, conflict and disaster management.

The skills gained by undertaking a postgraduate Law degree are in great demand from both legal and non-legal employers. As with any postgraduate taught Law programme, completion of the various entry points will be an asset for students seeking employment in international courts and tribunals, United Nations agencies, legal practice and advocacy in the international law field, international NGOs, the public service (in the areas of foreign relations, international development, etc), law reform agencies, the media (journalism and broadcasting) and academia (with further postgraduate study).

In addition, graduates are expected to be distinguishable in employability terms from the graduates of other Public International Law programmes due to this programme’s unique features, notably an increased multidisciplinary awareness which will better facilitate inter-disciplinary collaborations in the work place and which will be important for future roles both in the field as well as in management. Furthermore, there is the opportunity to become specialists in Disaster Law, an area of Law of growing national and international importance and for which there is likely to be increasing demand for specialists in the field.


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