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Reconstruction after Crises and Disasters

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2019

About the course

The purpose of the course is to examine social reconstruction in areas/countries/regions that have experienced crises or disasters. The course also examines questions of reconstruction in areas/countries/regions characterized by weak social institutions and structures. The course has two modules: Module 1 with a Political Science perspective, and Module 2 with a Human Geography perspective. The Political Science module focuses on the importance of formal and informal social structures, and democracy and development are central concepts. Describing and analyzing the political, geopolitical, economic, social and physical social structures are given considerable attention during this part of the course. Development theory and global geopolitics, development and trade are examined from a local-development perspective. The Human Geography module focuses on construction/reconstruction of a functioning society after different types of crises and conflicts. External relations and international efforts, structural measures, political institutions and processes and the importance of informal structures are examples of issues to be considered. Throughout the course attention is given to the question of social planning and how it is/can be organized during reconstruction.

Schedule (publish one month before start)

Application and eligibility

Reconstruction after Crises and Disasters, 15 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2019 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 4 November 2019


Lectures end during the week of 13 January 2020

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

Univ: 120 ECTS, 60 ECTS of which in a major field of subject.

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Application deadline is 15 January 2019.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

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Tuition fee, first instalment


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Contact person for the course is:
Aina Tollefsen