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master

Degree

Master of Disaster Risk Management and Development (Research)

Course code: #AK3930

master

Degree

Master of Disaster Risk Management and Development (Research)

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $40,300 NZD

  • Application fee

    $150 NZD

  • Duration

    1.5 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    69.5 out of 100

Highlights
Practice Project

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 26-February-2023 2023-02-26
Winter-July 16-July-2023 2023-07-16
Fall-February 26-February-2024 2024-02-26
Winter-July 16-July-2024 2024-07-16

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 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.

 

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 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.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$52,100

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $9,804
Accommodation 1 bed room $11,800
Tuition 1 person $40,300

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.20 NZD / 1 hour

in New Zealand every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Certified copy of your birth certificate or passport
  • Certified copy of marriage certificate (If required)
  • Official academic transcripts
  • English Language Proficiency (If Available)
  • CV/Relevant work/research experience (If required)
  • A copy of the document(s) in the original language/and official English translation

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

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

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 requirements 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

 

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.


Academic background and requirement

Completed one of the following; or equivalent:

  1. Bachelor’s degree with a B (69.50-74.49%) 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 the 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

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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