Learn how to reduce disaster risks, build community resilience, and manage disaster response and recovery.
Passionate about sustainable development, community resilience or humanitarian response? Do you want a career in emergency and disaster risk management, or are already working in the field? The Postgraduate Diploma in Disaster Risk Management and Development prepares you for managing increasingly complex disaster risks, now and in the future.
Topics you’ll study include disasters and development, environmental change and humanitarian action, building community resilience, and communications in emergency and disaster.
Completed one of the following; or equivalent:
The programme aligns with global and national best practice, and is committed to advance community wellbeing by reducing risks. It focuses on 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, with block courses on campus and online teaching and learning. This is convenient if you live in Auckland and prefer flexible learning modules. It may also work if you live outside of Auckland, or balance your studies with your work.
Other relevant optional papers may be available, with the approval of the programme leader. Optional papers may be selected from other relevant subject areas.
The outcomes for graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Disaster Risk Management and Development are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.
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