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Postgraduate Diploma in Emergency Management

Key facts

  • Available at Wellington
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • 1 year full-time; or up to 4 years part-time
  • Available for international students studying in NZ or via distance learning

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Entry requirements

Full details can be viewed in the regulations.

Applicants must have:

  • A Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management with at least a B grade average or
  • a Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management, with at least a B grade average or
  • An undergraduate degree and at least two years of relevant industry or professional experience

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Planning your programme

Students who complete within one year of first enrolling for full-time study or within three years of first enrolling for part-time study may be eligible for Distinction/Merit.

All requirements must be completed within four years.

Postgraduate Diploma in Emergency Management structure

Students will successfully complete 120 credits, including course 130.705 Emergency Management (compulsory) and either 130.701 Natural Hazards or 130.702 Coping with Disasters.  The remainder of courses will be selected from the programme schedule.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates


All courses are 30 credits each unless otherwise indicated.

Compulsory courses (60 credits)
130.705 Emergency management and

At least 30 credits from
130.701 Natural Hazards OR
130.702 Coping with Disasters

Subject courses (60 credits)
130.706 Emergency Management in Practice
132.751 Natural Hazards and Resilient Communities
230.703 Techniques and Methods in Evaluation Research
130.701 Natural Hazards
130.702 Coping with Disasters
131.701 Development and Underdevelopment
131.702 Development Management

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

Already know which courses you're going to choose?

If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our Fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.

Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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