From international sporting events and concerts to world-class retail and transport hubs, mass gatherings are increasing in scale and complexity. In the current global environment the challenges of keeping people safe are greater than ever.
Students will analyse the features that make for best-practice planning, policy and process, so that they can go on to devise effective crowded places arrangements of their own. The programme covers important legal and political frameworks of the crowd safety and emergency management sector.
Why choose this course?
Crowds and crowded places are an increasing fact of everyday life: from special events such as international sports and music festivals, to routine retail environments and transport hubs. Such is the complexity of these crowded places that to plan for them effectively requires specific understanding of the related internal and external threats that have the potential for catastrophic impact.
Designed with this need in mind, this specialist Master’s course aims to support the development of the knowledge, skills and competencies necessary to deliver more effective crowd safety management planning for risks and threats, all based on evolving best practice. It will provide practitioners with a chance to develop a deeper understanding of the underlying issues and problems faced in the crowd safety, public safety and security management environment.
Designed for practitioners and those in associated roles in the crowd safety field, this course aims to enable you to develop the skills and expertise to work in a range of organisations with crowded places planning and response duties, such as security management, even management, the uniformed services, local authorities, public sector agencies, transport hubs, retail management, as well as private sector companies.