Shelter after Disaster
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Our Shelter after Disaster course provides you with the knowledge to understand and discuss the essential components of shelter response after a disaster.
Safe shelter is a critical need immediately after a natural disaster. This course aims to develop reflective practitioners who can combine:
- understanding of practical strategic issues of development and emergency practice
- an appreciation of the wider political context in which they operate.
You will learn about development and humanitarian practice. AS well as the role of the practitioner intervening in post disaster reconstruction.
We have developed good relationships with agencies working in the shelter field. Occasionally we can offer you internship possibilities within these organisations.
The course is suitable for students with technical as well as non-technical backgrounds. There is no need to have any previous knowledge in building, construction, architecture or engineering.
How to apply
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Questions about fees?
Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year, your fees will increase each year.
The following factors will be taken into account by the University when it is setting the annual fees: inflationary measures such as the retail price indices, projected increases in University costs, changes in the level of funding received from Government sources, admissions statistics and access considerations including the availability of student support.
How and when to pay
Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.
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It’s your responsibility to cover print / binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.
|You may choose to purchase books to support your studies. Many books on our reading lists are available via the Library, or can be purchased secondhand.||£20-60 per book|
Accommodation fees in Brookes Letting (most do not include bills)
|£94-265 per week|
Accommodation fees in university halls (bills included, excluding laundry costs)
|£122-180 per week|
Graduation costs include tickets, gowning and photography. Gowns are not compulsory but typically students do hire robes, starting at £41.
Students are responsible for their own travel to and from university for classes. BrookesBus travel is subsidised for full-time undergraduate students that are on a course with a fee of £9,250 or more, or living in an Oxford Brookes hall of residence. There is an administration fee for the production of a BrookesKey.
Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.
All financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
The course uses a modular credit system. Modules combine a ratio of taught to self-led study. A module of 20 credits approximates to200 hours of student effort. Up to 40 hours will be devoted to lectures, seminars or individual tutorials. The remainder of the time is devoted to student-led study.
You will need 60 credits to complete the PG Cert. The core module accounts for 20 credits. You will achieve the extra 40 credits with a combination of 10 and 20 credit modules.
We have an international reputation in research, in areas including:
- sustainable design
- modular buildings
- design for wellbeing
- vernacular architecture.
Staff in the school regularly secure research funding from the UK's research councils and the European Union as well as industry, with an annual research grant income averaging £1,000,000 in recent years.
After you graduate
A good number of our former students have found work in the shelter sector and we are building an alumni network to help current students get in contact with organisations who work in the shelter sector.