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Reconstruction after Crises and Disasters

  • Number of credits 15 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2021

Admitted to the course

Here you will find everything you need to know before the course starts.

About the course

The course provides in-depth knowledge of how planning and development work can contribute to reducing the vulnerability of society, with emphasis on sustainability and risk management.  The course provides an orientation on various types of extreme events, such as natural disasters, technical accidents, economic crises, diseases/pandemics, social unrest and conflicts. For these, both causes and consequences are highlighted. Particular attention is paid to risks related to climate change. A point of departure is the UN's goals in Agenda 2030. Nevertheless, the focus is on analyzing potential risks from a systems perspective and preventing future accidents. The latter can be done through planning and promoting sustainable development. In more extreme cases, it can be about reconstruction and efforts to create more resilient societal structures, for example after large natural disasters or large-scale armed conflicts. Scientific studies and relevant planning tools are presented continuously during the course. Examples are taken from both local and national (i.e, mainly Swedish) contexts as well as international contexts, such as developing countries in the Global South.

Application and eligibility

Reconstruction after Crises and Disasters, 15 credits

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2021 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

2 November 2021

Ends

16 January 2022

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.

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

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

Application deadline was 15 April 2021. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

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

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 23,250

Total fee

SEK 23,250

Starts

2 November 2021

Ends

16 January 2022

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.

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

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

Application deadline was 15 January 2021. The application period is closed.

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

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 23,250

Total fee

SEK 23,250

Contact us

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Contactperson for the course is:
Kerstin Westin