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Reconstruction after Crises and Disasters

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2018

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.

Courseschedule

Application and eligibility

Reconstruction after Crises and Disasters, 15 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2018 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 5 November 2018

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 14 January 2019

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

Univ: 120 ECTS, 60 ECTS of which in a major field of subject, including 7,5 ECTS in quantitative methods, or the equivalent knowledge.

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum total score of 530 and a minimum TWE score of 4. TOEFL IBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum total score of 72 and a minimum score of 17 on the Writing Section).

Selection

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

UMU-29036

Application

The online application opens 15 March 2018 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 16 April 2018.

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.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK22,500

Total fee

SEK22,500

Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 5 November 2018

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 14 January 2019

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

Univ: 120 ECTS, 60 ECTS of which in a major field of subject, including 7,5 ECTS in quantitative methods, or the equivalent knowledge.

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum total score of 530 and a minimum TWE score of 4. TOEFL IBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum total score of 72 and a minimum score of 17 on the Writing Section).

Selection

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

UMU-F2901

Application

Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Universityadmissions.se. Application deadline is 15 January 2018.

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.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK22,500

Total fee

SEK22,500

Contact us

Contactperson for the course is: olle Stjernström

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