The number, intensity, and impact of crises, emergencies, conflicts and disasters are increasing. During the past ten years alone, an estimated 1.5 billion people were affected by some form of disaster, complex or conflict-related event.
With this in mind, two timely, dynamic and innovative multidisciplinary postgraduate taught programmes (LLM, MSc, or PGDiploma/PGCertificate) have been developed within the School of Law at the University of Reading, following extensive and ongoing cross-sector/stakeholder engagement. The programmes examine the role of global (i.e. national, regional and international) law, policy and practice across the spectrum of possible crises, conflicts, ‘man-made’ and ‘natural’ disasters. They consider the complete disaster management cycle of prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery, reflecting current and changing global priorities as reflected in for example the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-30, UN Climate Change Conference 2015 outputs, UN Sustainable Development Goals 2015, and the World Humanitarian Summit 2016.
The programmes feature a combination of compulsory and optional Law and non-Law modules, providing flexibility for you to tailor them to meet your own interests and ambitions, with the option of a LLM or MSc pathway. New for 2017/18 entry will be the inclusion of fantastic non-assessed, employability-orientated practical training events, inside and outside the classroom. There are a number of overarching programme themes - for example, what role law does and should have in responding to crisis, conflict, or disaster situations; the relationship between law and other non-legal disciplines; sustainability; resilience; disaster risk reduction; and disaster management.
The objective of the programmes offered is to equip students with many of the substantive, professional, practical, and personal transferable skills and knowledge necessary to operate effectively in inherently multidisciplinary crisis, conflict and/or disaster environment(s). More details are available in the course description (downloadable PDF).
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