MSc Climate Change, Health and Disaster Management

Driving climate action

This course cumulates the dearth of tertiary level courses in this area of serious current concern for Mauritius, as part of small island developing state. The urgency of this course is being felt in the various sectors of the island to successfully adjust to changing environments and develop safe and sustainable societies.
This programme aims to offer students with multidisciplinary knowledge and skills required to underpin successful approaches to addressing the management of climate change and disasters. It provides students with theoretical, practical and innovative knowledge and competencies to deal with the dangers and risks of climate change. It will support the development of those already involved in disaster management by exposing them to the climatic challenges of the 21st century.

Career Prospects

  • Candidates successfully completing the course might find employment in the fields of: Climate Change Management, Disaster Management.

Objectives

To equip students with up-to-date knowledge regarding climatic changes affecting our planet
To provide students with the skills and competencies required to mitigate, manage and adapt to such changing conditions
To formulate innovative ways of dealing with climate change and disaster management and risk reduction
To enable students and professionals to understand the management of disasters from a humanitarian and logistic point of view
To provide knowhow about the importance of innovation in organisations in dealing with climate change
To develop an in-depth appreciation of the science, policies and technologies linked to climate change,
including the scientific basis underpinning international agreements on carbon reduction targets
To contribute to research in this field
To cover the clinical challenges associated with disasters or humanitarian crises.

Requirements

  • As per UTM ‘Admissions Regulations’ and ‘Admission to Programmes of Study at Masters Level’.

Curriculum

13 Lessons1.5 / 2 years

List of Modules

Global Climate Change and Governance
Demography, The Environment, and Challenges of Sustainability
Natural Resource Management
Disaster and Risk Reduction
Research Methods
Research Methods in Healthcare
Dissertation
Climate Change: Mitigation and Adaptation
Local and Global Health Disaster Management
Risk Based Land Use Planning
Sustainable Project Management
Risk Perception, Communication and Human Behaviours
Smart Climate and Disaster Response Technologies