College Offers Degree in Rail Disasters

Posted on June 20, 2001

A British university is offering the world's first disaster studies degree that will cover such topics as rail crashes and terrorist attacks. Lincolnshire and Humberside University's masters program aims to help students understand why disasters are on the rise and how to better handle them. It will cover forensic psychology and counseling and post-traumatic stress. "This is the age of technology and communication - people move around more than they did 50 years ago - and transport seems to be a big disaster area that's under-researched," said Martin Page, who co-wrote the program. The program targets students from such organizations as the local government, police and the military. It is meant for senior and middle managers, requiring two years of practical experience before acceptance. The course begins in September.

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