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master

Degree

Master of Disaster Risk Management and Development

Course code: #AK3930

master

Degree

Master of Disaster Risk Management and Development

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    39,100 NZD

  • Application fee

    150 NZD

  • Years of study

    1.5 years

  • PGWP Duration

    3 years

  • Min required GPA

    70 out of 100

Included
Research
optional
Dissertation
Practice Project
Thesis

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-February 27-February-2022 27-February-2022
Winter-July 17-July-2022 17-July-2022

Overview

Master of Disaster Risk Management and Development

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 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 practice, 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.

What you study:

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 practice project.

The programme 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.

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$55,504

Total costs

yearly

$9,252

Cost of living

1 person

$7,152

Accommodation

1 bed room

$39,100

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

Completed one of the following; or equivalent:

  1. Bachelor’s degree with a B (70%-74%) grade or higher in courses at a level 7 or equivalent
  2. In exceptional circumstances an applicant who does not meet the requirements above, but who has an appropriate combination of academic and professional experience, may be considered for admission

Other requirements:

  1. Submit evidence of ability to study at postgraduate level in this field
  2. Provide evidence of current professional practice
  3. May be required to complete relevant prerequisite courses as specified by the Board of Studies

Required documents

  • Birth certificate or passport
  • Marriage certificate (If required)
  • Official Transcripts
  • English Language Proficiency
  • CV/Work experience (If required)

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

90
19
listening
22
writing
20
speaking
19
reading

PTE

58
50
listening
50
writing
50
speaking
50
reading

Cambridge

176
169
listening
169
writing
169
speaking
169
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

COVID-19 situation: additional English tests accepted for 2021 and 2022

  • IELTS Indicator
  • TOEFL Special At Home Edition

 

If you do not meet the English language requirements for entry into an AUT programme, you can study English here.

Language courses at AUT International House:

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:

1) GIE (academic preparation and university entrance programme)

The GIE programme prepares you for entry into most AUT programmes (some health and education programmes require IELTS).

Entry requirement:

IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading and Writing and no less than 5.0 in Speaking and Listening

2) IELTS Full-time

Entry requirement:

There is a different entry requirement for each level of the IELTS course.

  • Level 1: you need IELTS 4.5 with a minimum band score of 4.0
  • Level 2: you need IELTS 5.5 with a minimum band score of 5.0

Career Opportunities

  • Civil defense manager
  • Disaster resilience specialist
  • Disaster risk reduction specialist
  • Emergency preparedness specialist
  • Government policy adviser
  • Hazards analyst​
  • Humanitarian field worker

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