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Postgraduate Diploma in Emergency Management

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


Manawatu Campus


Study a Postgraduate Diploma in Emergency Management – PGDipEmergMgt

Emergency management focuses on organising communities to respond to disasters. It looks at how to survive disasters, rebuild social structures and infrastructure, and sustain and preserve life.

Increase your knowledge of emergency management issues

Massey’s Postgraduate Diploma in Emergency Management will give you a range of knowledge. This entails theory and research in emergency management – its issues, practices and policies.

If you’re a mid-to-senior level emergency manager, and are interested in expanding your emergency management competencies, this diploma is for you. It is an advanced coursework degree. The Diploma will build on the core emergency management knowledge you’ve gained through industry experience and prerequisite qualifications. You’ll build advanced knowledge of emergency management at both operational and strategic levels.

Learn from the leaders

You’ll work closely with professionals at the Joint Centre for Disaster Research. This is an exciting collaboration between Massey University and GNS Science, based at Massey’s Wellington campus.

A PGDipEmergMgt is a good fit if you:

have an undergraduate degree

have been working for at least two years in a relevant context

are interested in research or advanced leadership in emergency management.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

To enter the Postgraduate Diploma in Emergency Management you will have been awarded or qualified for:

a Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management, or equivalent, with at least a B grade average, or

a Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management or equivalent, with at least a B grade average, or

an undergraduate degree and at least two years of relevant industry or professional experience.

You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

If you are applying with a bachelor's degree and relevant industry or professional experience, you will need to provide a curriculum vitae.

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.5 overall and minimum 6.0 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT – Overall score 90, minimum 20 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 5
  • PTE - 58 overall and minimum 50 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill or C2 Mastery IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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