Safety and Security for Humanitarian, Disaster Response and Development Workers

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Location Distance Learning
Duration Full-time, 1 Year
Start date January, April, September
Entry Requirements Programme specification (PDF)
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By critically evaluating the evidence, your own personal experience and that of others, you will be able to apply credible, timely solutions to compound problems in response to natural or man-made incidents wherever they occur. The module will run over three months and may be accessed completely on-line, with students working at their own pace and fitting their studies around their professional and personal lives. Summative assessment is a written assignment that will be agreed with your tutor at the beginning of the module. You will use your learning and formative evaluations
throughout the module to shape your final assessment.

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By critically evaluating the evidence, your own personal experience and that of others, you will be able to apply credible, timely solutions to compound problems in response to natural or man-made incidents wherever they occur. The module will run over three months and may be accessed completely on-line, with students working at their own pace and fitting their studies around their professional and personal lives. Summative assessment is a written assignment that will be agreed with your tutor at the beginning of the module. You will use your learning and formative evaluations
throughout the module to shape your final assessment.

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Undergraduate Open Day

Sat 15 Aug 2020

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