Course code: #AK3930
These are mandatory and all come with course.
Gain the skills to tackle increasingly complex disaster risks, both now and in the future, and research a topic of your interest.
Develop advanced disaster risk management knowledge and skills at AUT to reduce disaster risks, build community resilience, and manage disaster response and recovery.
The Master of Disaster Risk Management and Development aligns with global and national best practices and is ideal if you’re passionate about sustainable development, community resilience, or humanitarian response.
It’s also a good fit if you’re already working in the field and need a tertiary-level qualification.
Explore topics like disasters and development, environmental change and humanitarian action, building community resilience, and communications in emergency and disaster.
You also research a topic of your interest and complete either a thesis or a dissertation or a practice project.
The program focuses on diverse themes like socially and culturally appropriate approaches to disaster risk management, resilience-building in the face of climate change, as well as improved building codes, and better ecosystem protection to reduce disaster risk and support sustainable development.
All courses are offered via flexible learning, which involves block courses on campus and online, or blended learning.
|Cost of living||1 person||$9,804|
|Accommodation||1 bed room||$11,800|
If you do not meet the English language requirements for entry into an AUT programme, you can study English here.
AUT International House is an English language school next to the AUT City Campus. It is part of AUT and offers a range of qualifications, including GIE – the AUT university entrance and preparation programme.
On-campus academic English courses (GIE and IELTS Full-time) at International House:
The GIE programme prepares you for entry into most AUT programmes (some health and education programmes require IELTS).
IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading and Writing and no less than 5.0 in Speaking and Listening
There is a different entry requirements for each level of the IELTS course.
You can also use IELTS Indicator and TOEFL Special Home Edition to meet English language requirements, except for programmes that require an IELTS score higher than the standard or for any doctoral programmes.
Completed one of the following; or equivalent:
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