Disaster Management Centre Telephone: +44(0)1202 961260

Every year BUDMC runs two International Disaster Management courses (IDMC) at Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom.


The two week IDMC covers rapid and slow onset natural disasters, human made disasters and complex emergencies. The presenting team is drawn from BUDMC and the wider Bournemouth University staff and also includes guest lectures from subject matter

experts and video sessions with key international organisations and agencies.

The course is highly interactive and provides participants with an opportunity to gain an excellent grounding in the principles, practices and disciplines of disaster management. Each week concludes with a group exercise lasting a whole day, providing an opportunity to implement skills and learning developed over the course.


The course fee is £2450 inclusive of all training materials and lunches. To find out more or to book a place please complete our

enquiry form.

Course Dates

4th – 15th September 2017


Subjects covered include:

• Definitions and concepts

• Risk analysis, hazards and vulnerabilities

• Risk reduction and sustainable recovery

• Major incident management systems

• Institutional structures

• Decision making systems

• Situational awareness

• Early warning systems and evacuation

• Problem analysis and planning

• Integrating travel & tourism

• Media management

• Public awareness strategies

• Gender issues

• Environmental issues

• Post disaster enquiries and investigation

• Gaining political support

• Project development and management

• Disasters and national development