Master of Emergency Response and Risk Management


Master of Emergency Response & Risk Management

The Masters Level Programme in Emergency Response & Risk Management are geared to individuals who want to position their career for success in a public safety or related career. They recognize that getting a masters degree will give them a competitive edge, when combined with professional, volunteer, or internship experience. They typically are already making a difference in the world, solving problems and leading. We are institutional partners with IAEM (International Association of Emergency Management), TIEMS (The International Emergency Management Society) and listed on the FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security) Higher Education Colleges list.

Proudly a member of the
Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM) Society

Why do a Masters in ERRM?

Masters in Emergency Management students have significant experience in humanitarian, military, industry and federal first-responder roles. You will aspire to leadership or already leading a team, so you can use the knowledge, skills & network gained from this programme in your day-to-day work. Graduates will receive triple-certification on completion of this programme, led by Associate Professor Tod De Voe.

Graduate Profile – Wayne Oliver

Senior QHSE Manager – M.ERRM/PGD/TechIOSH/MEng/NEBOSH IFC/IGC/PSM/AIEMA/Lead Auditor/LtCol

This Master’s Degree Program allowed me the opportunity to review, change and implement the emergency protocols per the HSEPs / local Qatar laws and create a partnership with the local EMS services and Civil Defence.

This has also advanced me in the program of including the top management and leaders concerning emergency management and response emergency drills and plans. With a large volume of workers 24/7 operationally, the emergency plans, support, communication, equipment and training is vital, therefore I have secured a resident government approved clinic on-site with resident full-time Doctors / Nurses, engaging them in all my operational plans for emergencies, I have secured on-site fire trucks with dedicated drivers and ambulance drivers rounding the site, familairising themselves on the locations, zones and sections.

I have 204 certified and trained first-aiders, fire wardens and inspectors on my site, deployed doing full-time inspections and reports. The Master’s Degree program made known to me the critical aspect of the absence of leadership during emergencies and catastrophic circumstances.

Prospective emergency management students include:

  • Those who have significant professional public safety experience, and plan to pursue increasingly leadership positions in emergency services administration
  • Public safety professionals, including police command officers, EMTs and active and veteran military members, who seek education to expand or hone their knowledge and skills and position themselves for career advancement
  • Professionals in related fields who want to help their organization with emergency preparedness or make a career change
  • Graduates working toward a masters degree in a related subject, e.g., public health, nursing and environmental sciences, who want to complete a minor or second major in a related discipline

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7IDM – Integrated Disaster Management*

7RRM – Recovery and Reconstruction Management

7CMM – Control Measures and Mitigation Planning*

7AIC – Advanced Incident Command System for Complex Incidents

7LDR – Leadership in times of crisis*

7RDQ – Research & Data Analysis For Disaster Management

7TAR – Technological Advances in Risk Mapping & Response Interventions

7DMP – Disaster Management Project

* these courses may be waived by recognition of prior learning & experience credits, allowing you to finish faster

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Course outline – Customized to your Career & Industry

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Flexible start

UARD operates a flexible-start opportunity. Students may join the M.ERRM at anytime when a new course starts. This allows you to build your network of fellow emergency managers straight away. The flexible-start means you can complete your masters programme faster and enhance your career opportunities without the constraints of semesters.

There is no financial penalty for students starting at different sessions.

Pandemic Response – Vaccination Roll-Out Specialization

If you need to specialize in the roll-out of vaccination programmes in both developed and developing nations, the “Masters in Emergency Response and Risk Management: Major in Community Vaccination Programmes” is available.

The Community Vaccination major led by Dr Quentin Mascarenhas focuses on Logistics, Establishment & Delivery.


This Masters programme is available as an accelerated programme for students with training, certifications and experience in emergency management, and as such have a reduced tuition (cost). Contact us for more information.

Study Pathway & Entry Requirements

Students may enroll into the Master of Emergency Response & Risk Management directly with an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent and suitable work experience. Students should have completed the Master of Emergency Response & Risk Management

Graduation Colours

Emergency Management carries a graduation colour of blue, often called ‘forget me not blue’ for the folower.

Color Hex RGB
Diploma: The first colour on the left above #cbf3ff (203,243,255)
Bachelor: The second colour on the left above #7ec5e7 (126,197,231)
Masters: The third colour on the left above, or middle colour #456aba (69,106,186)
Post-Graduate Diploma: The fourth colour from the left or second from the right #4362b6 (67,98,182)
PhD: the Fifth colour or last on the right #4789d2 (71,137,210)

Contact & Enrolment

Enrollment Form

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