Master's Thesis, Disaster Management

Course content

Learning outcome

On completion of the thesis, students should be able to:

Knowledge

  • Demonstrate insights into the research process from identifying the nature of a research problem, formulating research questions and translating these into research objectives.
  • Understand the value of the choice of appropriate research methods.

 

Skills

  • Collect necessary data/information and critically analyse, review and interpret own research in the context of existing literature.
  • As part of the thesis writing process give a short thesis presentation, highlighting research problems and questions, research objectives, methods and main findings, conclusion and possible recommendations - as well as discussing critical questions and remarks regarding the findings and conclusions.

Competences

  • Develop and present well-argued and referenced recommendations as to future practice(s) in a given field.
  • Where relevant, include proper communication with and feedback to study objects and local authorities on research results including practical policy implications (if research is based on local data) with a view to contribute to improvements at the local level.
  • Provide critical and constructive feedback to fellow students on their theses.

Supervision according to thesis guidelines

Research Design or Research Methodology & Ethics

Only available for students enrolled in the entire programme.

Written
Individual
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)

Examiners provide individual written  feedback on the thesis via Digital Exam.

ECTS
20 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Participation in oral presentation of thesis project plan (Thesis Seminar)
Master's Thesis (30-35 pages) according to thesis guidelines
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
Criteria for exam assessment

To achieve the maximum grade of 12, the student shall be able to:

 

Knowledge

  • Demonstrate insights into the interdisciplinary field of disaster risk management (DRM)
  • Have a thorough understanding of research processes from identifying the nature of a research problem, formulating research questions and translating these into research objectives in a DRM context
  • Understand and relate critically to state-of-the art knowledge in the chosen research area   
  • Understand the value of an appropriate choice and use of specific research methods

 

 Skills

  • Demonstrate proper use of selected research methods
  • Identify and collect necessary data/information and critically analyse, review and interpret own research in the context of existing literature in the research field.
  • Communicate research findings and conclusions clearly, correctly and concisely according to academic standards.

 

Competences

  • Develop and present well-argued and referenced recommendations as to future practice(s) in the field of DRM field.
  • Where relevant in the research process, participate professionally in interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral collaboration with a view to enhance knowledge and practices in the field of DRM.  

Part time Master and Diploma courses

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Guidance
  • 30
  • Seminar
  • 12
  • Preparation
  • 28
  • Project work
  • 480
  • English
  • 550

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Course number
SDMM12005U
ECTS
20 ECTS
Programme level
Part Time Master
Full Degree Master choice
Duration
Price

30.000/40.000 DKK

Schedulegroup
Individual Thesis Work based on the submitted Thesis Timetable
Capacity
No limit
Studyboard
Study Board for the Professionel Master´s Degree Programmes at The Faculty og Health and Medical Science
Contracting department
  • Department of Public Health
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Course Coordinator
  • Peter Kjær Mackie Jensen   (6-776b6d75736f4a7d7f786e38757f386e75)
Saved on the 21-03-2019

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