Master of Disaster Management > Admission
To apply to the Master of Disaster Management, students must meet the following admission criteria:
A Bachelors degree in a relevant field (e.g. engineering, medicine, social sciences, science, journalism, etc.) or an equivalent qualification from a recognized higher education institution
An applicant must submit certified copies of the degree certificates/diplomas and transcript of records. If the document is not in English, it must be accompanied by a certified English translation.
A certified copy is a copy of the academic document with an original stamp from the higher education institution or any other recognized legal/public body. Only copies of academic documents bearing original stamps are accepted.
At least two years of relevant work experience
This may be a paid or unpaid employment (regular employment, internship, volunteer work, practicum, job placement, etc.) obtained after your qualifying degree and relevant to Disaster Management. Work experience obtained before or during your qualifying degree can in special circumstances be taken into consideration.
Proof of English proficiency
Applicants for whom English is not the first language must submit results of either the International English Language Testing System (IELTS/Academic) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum acceptable score for the IELTS is 6; the minimum acceptable score for the TOEFL is 550 on the paper test, 213 on the computerized test, or 79-80 on the internet-based test.
Basic IT/computer Skills
The applicant must be able to use word processor, e-mail, use programmes such as PowerPoint, Excel, etc., save files in various formats (pdf, rtf, doc, etc.); download files, explore the internet, multi-task on the computer, and do research online.
Applicants with other backgrounds may be considered on an individual basis.
Admission to intensive courses
Since all courses are followed by both students pursuing the Master of Disaster Management degree and student just enrolled for that particular course, it is required that the students applying for intensive courses also live up to the criteria listed above, with exception of the draft thesis proposal.