Cornwall College

BSc (Hons) Emergency Sector Management and Interoperability

The Cornwall College Group offers a wide range of undergraduate courses across seven campuses throughout Cornwall and Devon, including Bicton College, Cornwall College, Duchy College and Falmouth Marine School. We offer specialist courses designed with employers and delivered by industry professionals. During your studies you will get the opportunity to work on live projects and start your career before you even graduate.

Course details

  • Year 1

  • Core modules

    • Counter Terrorism in the 21st Century (CORD329)

      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.

    • Interoperability (CORD330)

      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.

    • People and Workforce Management (CORD331)

      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.

  • Year 2

  • Core modules

    • Honours Project (CORB300)

      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.

    • Risk, Threats and Health and Safety (CORD332)

      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

For further information and to apply for this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

Our partnership with Cornwall College

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

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 the University of Plymouth. 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.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Please contact Bicton College to apply for this course:

Bicton College
East Budleigh 
Budleigh Salterton 

Tel: +441395562400

Open days

Partner college open days

This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

University of Plymouth open days

You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

Studying with Cornwall College

Looking to study a specialist subject at university level? Want to do it in one of the most beautiful places in the world? Our wide range of courses gives you the chance to pick up the skills and experience you’ll need for your chosen profession.
Plymouth students working on a group project