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Scholarships in disaster management made available

The University of Leicester has announced a series of international scholarships in the fields of risk and disaster management.

Five ‘Commonwealth Scholarships’ are being made available to individuals from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, with a career path linked to the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals.

The scholarships are located within the University’s Civil Safety and Security Unit, in the Institute of Lifelong Learning, which offers two Master of Science courses – one in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management, the other in Emergency Planning Management. They each provide a wide-ranging interdisciplinary analysis of crises and disasters and the use of risk theory.

Miles Lane, from the Institute of Lifelong Learning at the University, said: “The Scholarships are available to support study of the University’s Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management MSc. The course provides support for those who currently work in any risk specialism, or who wish to work in such a field – examples include emergency response, disaster management, community resilience and mass pandemics. This is an exceptional opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge and applied understanding of the full spectrum of risk management”.

Further details about the course and scholarships are available online at: www.le.ac.uk/cssu or contact riskmanagement@le.ac.uk

•Date: 23rd March 2011 • Region: World •Type: Article •Topic: DR general

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