The DCU MSc in Emergency Management is the first programme of its kind in Ireland, endorsed by the National Steering Group for Major Emergency Management, The Emergency Planning Society (Republic of Ireland Branch) and Pharmachemical Ireland as being suitable for improving the emergency management skills of individuals in both the public and private sectors.
Gain a systematic understanding of the theory, concepts and methods at the forefront of knowledge pertaining to Emergency Management.
Develop the ability to prepare for, respond to, recover after and learn from an emergency or crisis situation.
Understand the importance of the emergency management professionals role in society and how this role may be used to effect change.
Why do this course?
DCU Business School, accredited by AACSB, has a strong international reputation for the quality of its programmes and graduates
Delivered by block release over two consecutive days per month, over two years
Endorsed by the National Directorate for Fire & Emergency and Crisis Management.
Staff and participants bring considerable professional expertise to the programme, thus allowing for interesting class discussion and peer learning.
Crises and disasters, both local and international, have made headline news over the past number of years. The impact of natural disasters, such as the Tsunami on the Far East and Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans, is still being felt in those regions. The impact of human initiated disasters, such as the Twin Towers collapse and the Madrid and London bombings, has had an enormous impact on security systems and world travel. Biologically based disasters such as SARS and bird flu similarly have had worldwide impact. In Ireland the many horrific traffic disasters that occur annually, natural disasters such as storms and floods, and recent epidemics such as the foot and mouth outbreak have had huge impact on people's lives. As a consequence of these disasters, the areas of preparedness for emergency, response to emergency, business continuity and post-disaster recovery have become significantly important in a global context and also locally in Ireland.
The delivery mode is part-time by block release over two days once a month.
Dublin City University has forged a reputation as Ireland's University of Enterprise, through its strong, active links with academic, research and industry partners both at home and overseas.
Our solid industry relationships have allowed us to instil an enterprising culture into our postgraduate courses which has resulted in DCU Business School's reputation as being Ireland's most innovative business school.
We provide a unique learning environment where students are encouraged to develop their creativity and skills as innovators.
The quality of our teaching, our small class sizes, our high levels of industry engagement make us stand out, and have been recognized by AACSB, the oldest and most prestigious global accrediting body for business schools.
DCU graduates are highly sought after in the job market, with many going on to pursue management roles in organisations both at home and abroad.
General Entry Requirements
Applicants should hold an honours primary degree or an equivalent professional qualification. A small number of students who do not meet the normal entry criteria may be considered for admission to the programme on the basis of their work experience and other relevant educational achievements.
Selection of applicants may include an interview.
The programme commences with a compulsory Orientation Session, which takes place the week before the standard University commencement date.
Please note that the running of the programme is subject to a minimum enrollment number.
Assessment of each module will be by competency test, continuous assessment (including project work), terminal examination, or a combination of these elements. The nature of assessment and the percentage of marks allocated to the various elements of the assessment will depend on the module.
2 years part-time.
The next intake for the MSc in Emergency Management programme is September 2018.
Post Course Info
With the ever increasing emphasis on emergency management, there will be important roles for talented and qualified individuals. You will find work in all areas of the public and private sector where there are risks of disaster or crises. These include local government, pharmaceutical firms, transport companies and businesses in the energy and security fields.