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5 Scholarships for the Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management MSc


5 Scholarships for the Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management MSc
The University of Leicester wishes to update you on 5 Commonwealth Commission Scholarships which we have been awarded for the September 2016 intake of the Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management MSc. The University of Leicester is among the top 17 institutions in the UK to receive the awards.

MSc in RCDM is a niche course suitable for professionals, practitioners and the like. The course bridges the traditional division between the management of technological, social and natural hazards by combining risk, communication, vulnerability and development theories. Case studies on organisational and community-based disasters are drawn to illuminate this. The course also identifies pathways to combine and realise the integration of the UN's Millennium/Sustainable Goals, Sendai Framework and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The course is delivered through a combination of correspondence learning, distance learning and residential learning. This combination of a blended teaching and learning makes the MSc in RCDM timely and unique. It reaches out to the different corners of the world where continuous access to electricity and internet might be a luxurious commodity.

Commonwealth Scholarships

In order to apply for this Scholarship, candidates must be both permanently resident in AND a citizen of (or refugee from) one of the eligible countries<>.

You must provide an evidence of a first degree (equivalent to a UK hons)of at least upper second class (2:1) standard as well as evidence of fulfilling the English language requirements. The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission requires candidates from Bangladesh, Cameroon, Mozambique, Pakistan, Rwanda and Sri Lanka to provide an IELTS confirming an overall score of at least 6.5, with no less than 5.5 in each band. An IELTS test will be considered valid only if it is taken up to one year prior to the start date of the course.

All other candidates are required to fulfil the University of Leicester's English language requirements<…/internatio…/english-language-requirements>. The University of Leicester will not consider an applicant who is unable to meet the stated language criteria.

Applicants are required to submit an application to the Commission through the Electronic Application System (EAS)<>. Applicants are also required to complete University of Leicester's Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management MSc<…/risk-crisis-and-disaster-management-msc-…> course application for September 2016.

The deadline to complete both the processes is midnight on 3rd May. Some shortlisted candidates might also have to attend interviews via Skype or Teleconference at Leicester on 24 and 25 May 2016. This year, we are very interested offering at least three scholarships to women from South Asia. Each Scholarship will cover course fees, course materials, three visits to attend the Study Schools at Leicester and a laptop.

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