The Resilience Centre at Cranfield University

The concept of resilience has risen to prominence over a very short period of time. It has migrated from the fields of engineering and the environment to encompass the ability of social systems to identify, avoid, manage and recover from shock.

Effective crisis, disaster, security and risk management procedures are essential to the successful conduct of the emergency services' operations. The Resilience Centre at Cranfield University at Shrivenham near Swindon has been specifically established to improve the capacity of organisations and societies to respond to disruptive challenges and crises through academic research and the provision of relevant education, training and operational support.

The staff of the Centre comprises both academics specialising in resilience and former members of the UK emergency services and armed forces, who during their first careers were heavily involved in the field of security together with crisis and disaster management.

The Centre offers a broad cross section of education and training delivered by the following courses, both at Cranfield University Shrivenham and in most cases at clients' preferred locations.

MSc Resilience

The MSc in Resilience has been developed for a wide range of existing and future policymakers and practitioners who need leadership, management and technical skills to improve their society's or organisation's capacity to respond to disruptive challenges. The degree provides students with a thorough understanding of resilience and its context, and the leadership and management skills needed to prepare for, avoid and recover from crises or disruptive challenges more effectively. The elective modules allow students to explore areas of particular interest and relevance. The course is accessible to part time students via the modular set up - eight weeks over two and a half years. It allows for directed education on Resilience and at the same time offers a globally recognised postgraduate education.

The course is targeted at professionals or graduates wishing to pursue careers in:

• Public service management;
• Emergency services;
• Armed forces;
• Corporate risk and security management;
• Critical national infrastructure organisations;
• Humanitarian organisations; and
• Other organisations in the security development and humanitarian sectors

The next MSc Resilience course starts in
March 2010

For more information, contact the Resilience Centre, Cranfield University, Shrivenham, Swindon, SN6 8LA, UK


Tel: +44 (0)1793 785313

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