New Leicester-Singapore Agreement
University of Leicester is to deliver a new programme in Risk, Crisis and
Disaster Management in Singapore.
from the University’s renowned Scarman Centre will teach the Master’s degree
course to students of the Singapore Civil Defence Force.
agreement to deliver the new distance-learning programme will be signed in
Singapore on March 17.
of the Scarman Centre Andrew Willis said: “We are delighted to be working with
the Singaporean authorities on this exciting new programme.
University of Leicester has the largest number of taught postgraduates in the UK
and has excellent credentials for delivery of distance learning internationally.
anyone with a vocational or academic interest in risk, crisis and disaster
management, this programme offers an exceptional opportunity to develop in-depth
knowledge and understanding across the whole subject area.
degree provides a wide-ranging interdisciplinary analysis of the extent, effects
and explanations of crisis and disaster, and the use of risk theory. In addition
to examining case studies and modelling techniques, it offers students the
opportunity to undertake supervised research in an area of personal or
Willis said the aim of the programme was to:
Provide students with a thorough grounding in theory and practice.
Enable students to engage in informed debate about major issues in
security and risk management
Inform them about recent developments in the field.
Equip students to design, conduct and critically appraise research.
Enhance their career by achieving a postgraduate degree from a
addition, the MSc is designed to enable students to develop new and improved
skills. These include the ability to:
Evaluate information critically.
Communicate ideas clearly.
Undertake advanced conceptual analysis.
Understand and apply theories and models.
Use information sources effectively.
Report and interpret research critically.
Develop new approaches to problem solving.
Director of the International Office Tricia Norman said: “The University has a
number of links with Singapore, and attracts many students from that country to
links extends across faculties and include Law, Labour Market Studies and Mass
Communications amongst others. This new agreement represents another milestone
in the working relationship between the University of Leicester and Singaporean
institutions and authorities.”
TO NEWSDESK: For
more information call Tricia Norman (International Office) on 0116 252 2296, Dr
Jim Broderick, the course director 0116 252 5780 or Andrew Willis 0116 252 5781
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