Master of disaster management at University of Copenhagen
BECOME A HUMANITARIAN AID PROFESSIONAL AND A DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST
The Master of Disaster Management (MDMa) is a 60-ECTS research-based, cross-disciplinary postgraduate programme in the field of disaster risk management with the aim of fostering professionals who can formulate effective responses to complex practice and policy issues and thereby substantially reduce disaster losses.
FOUNDED IN GLOBAL PROCESSES
The Master of Disaster Management is designed in accordance with the Hyogo Framework for Action (2005–2015), the Sendai Framework (2015–2030) and the Sustainable Development Goals (2016–2030).
This programme is relevant for those from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds – risk managers, engineers, doctors, nurses, military officers, social scientists, logisticians and journalists, to mention but a few. Enrolment requires a Bachelor degree and at least two years of work experience within the humanitarian field.
STUDY FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME
The Master’s programme can be completed as 1 year’s full-time study or up to 3 years on a flexible study (part-time) arrangement. You can sign up for the full programme or individual courses.
MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
The holistic approach of the Master of Disaster Management programme provides a solid basis for professional aid workers. The programme consists of lectures, team case assignments, field trips and individual assignments that combine practice-based competencies with the latest research and knowledge of disaster risk management.
The combination of science and hands-on learning allows a comprehensive understanding of disaster risk management processes. This enables a more strategic and tactical approach to be taken to ensure the best possible solutions for obtaining appropriate disaster response, recovery and risk reduction.
The Master of Disaster Management programme consists of 4 core courses (in Autumn Semester) , 2 elective courses and a thesis (in Spring Semester) ,equalling 60 ECTS in total.
Apply at mdma.ku.dk or write to firstname.lastname@example.org