Master of Disaster Management

University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
Master's Degree
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
Contact the university / college
July Mar
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 11,529
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 26,180

About this course

This programme (MDisMgt) equips students with the applicable skills to confidently solve complex problems in high pressure environments. Students will focus on the major issues of disaster resilience and risk reduction, and conduct a research project to further hone their critical thinking and analytical skills.

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. The university assesses each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

University of Auckland

Completed one of the following with a GPA of 5.0:

  • Bachelors (honours) degree in any discipline (Taught 120 points)
  • Bachelors degree in any discipline (Taught 180 points)

Another tertiary institution

Completed one of the following with a GPE of 5.0 from a recognised university (or similar institution):

  • One year of postgraduate study, following an undergraduate degree, in any discipline (Taught 120 points)
  • Completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline (Taught 180 points)

Programme-specific entry requirements for postgraduate applicants with international qualifications:

  • GPE: 5
  • Australia (%): 70-75%
  • China (%): 80-85%
  • India (%): 60-65%
  • Indonesia (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • Iran (Grade Average): 14.5-15.0
  • Malaysia (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • Singapore (GPA): 3.7
  • South Pacific-USP (GPA): 3.3
  • Taiwan (%): 77-82%
  • Thailand (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • UK (%): 60-65%
  • USA (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • Vietnam (GPA): 7.0-7.5

English language requirements

  • IELTS Academic Score: 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0


This flexible programme is offered as both a 120 point and 180 point degree. The 120 point programme is designed for students who have already completed the equivalent of a full-time year of postgraduate study.

The programme includes three core courses addressing key topics within the field, including disaster risk management, disaster management and resilience, project management and one 45 point research project that stretches over two semesters - here, you will address a topic relevant to disaster management.

For both the 120 and 180 point programme, the required compulsory courses are therefore:

  • Semester One and Two: CIVIL 703 Project Management (15 points)
  • Semester One and Two: DISMGT 704 A&B Research Project (15 points)
  • Semester One: DISMGT 703 Disaster Management and Resilience (15 points)
  • Semester Two: DISMGT 701 Disaster Risk Management (15 points)

A variety of electives to suit your schedule and interests are available from a range of disciplines including Engineering, Population Health, Development Studies and Law. Please refer to the 'Electives' tab for the full selection.

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