Cornwall College

BSc (Hons) Emergency Sector Management and Interoperability

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Course details

  • Course overview
  • Core modules
    • CORB300 Honours Project

      This module emphasises the skills required of the student as an autonomous learner, and is geared towards the student taking responsibility for choosing an emergency sector related topic, be that practice, policy or theory focused, demonstrating the confidence to plan and undertake an autonomous research project. This activity is guided by the supervision of one of the Public Service Team, but the student is responsible for the day-to-day progress of the work.

    • CORD329 Counter Terrorism in the 21st Century

      This module will examine the current challenges faced by the emergency sector in planning for, responding to and recovering from acts of terrorism. It will identify current terrorist organisations, their modus operandi and the strategy to deal with their criminal activities.

    • CORD330 Interoperability

      Interoperability is a Government key theme for the future of the emergency sector. Current Government interoperability programmes and legislation directs the emergency sector to ensure greater efficiency and preparedness to work together. Students will critically examine, evaluate and analyse the processes and organisational changes required to fulfil the drive to changes in the sector.

    • CORD331 People and Workforce Management

      The management of Human Resources when working together is an important element of the drive towards interoperability. This module examines and analyses models of Human Resource Management, motivation in stressful conditions and Equality and Diversity issues and their effect on joint working and the end user. Obstacles to joint working such as differing workforce management processes between agencies will be examined.

    • CORD332 Risk, Threats and Health and Safety

      This module examines risks faced by the emergency sector, how they identify risk and threats to their own services, their reputation and their ability to work together. Health and Safety issues for the emergency sector will be analysed and debated to identify the strategic issues involved. The module will also examine how theories of risk management can be put into practice.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 

UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 

To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.



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Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by Plymouth University. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

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