Course code: #AK3930
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.
Completed one of the following; or equivalent:
COVID-19 situation: additional English tests accepted for 2021 and 2022
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 requirement for each level of the IELTS course.
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