Master of Disaster Risk and Resilience

MDRR

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Duration

12-18 months full-time

Entry times

February or July (Semester 1 or 2)

Fees Estimate

NZD $12,158

Pathways

Pathways include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Duration

12-18 months full-time

Entry times

February or July (Semester 1 or 2)

Fees Estimate

NZD $45,900

Pathways

Pathways include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Apply Now Got a Question? Check your eligibility

Download Brochure

Overview

The United Nations defines a disaster as a disruption of social and community function involving so many losses and destructive impacts that affected communities and regions are unable to cope using their own resources. Global efforts to reduce the impacts of disasters over the last decade have failed to keep up with growing exposure of people and assets to natural and other hazards, which is generating new risks and a steady rise in disaster-related losses. To reverse this trend, UN member nations ratified the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in 2015.

The Sendai Framework calls for a broader, more people-centred, preventative approach to disaster risk reduction, in which communities, government and private sectors, civil society organisations, academia and research institutions work together to build resilience and develop collaborative disaster risk reduction practices.

This professional master’s degree provides an introduction to this rapidly evolving interdisciplinary field.

Contact us

For full requirements see the Regulations for the Master of Disaster Risk and Resilience.

For study planning help contact Thomas Wilson, Tim Davies or Sarah Beaven at the Department of Geological Sciences, or the College of Science:

College of Science | Te Rāngai Pūtaiao
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Phone +64 3 369 4141
Email collegeofscience@canterbury.ac.nz