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Short Course Blended

Shelter and Settlements in Disasters

University of Copenhagen

2 months
Duration
2353 EUR/full
1613 EUR/full
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About

The number and complexity of disasters is growing significantly. Governments and international organizations, therefore, make great effort to increase their technical, financial and organizational preparedness for addressing disasters in a predictable, timely and efficiently manner.  The Shelter and Settlements in Disasters course is offered by the University of Copenhagen.

Overview

This flexible course combines part-time online learning with two weeks of full-time studies at the University of Copenhagen’s city campus in central Copenhagen.

The course will enable students to work with these shelter mandated international and national organizations in both natural disasters and complex emergencies (conflicts). They will acquire knowledge, tools and critical analytical skill to address shelter in disasters from relief to recovery. The Shelter and Settlements in Disasters course is offered by the University of Copenhagen.

Knowledge

  • Have adequate knowledge of the humanitarian response system, the role and functioning of the shelter cluster and the various shelter and settlements typologies, tools, standards and approaches
  • Have acquired strategic and practical knowledge of shelter and settlements policies, methods, tools and procedures in the humanitarian response system and will be prepared to practice these in a sustainable manner from relief to recovery.  

Skills

Identify key shelter and settlements challenges and opportunities, apply relevant shelter assessment methods and prepare sustainable shelter and settlements strategies relevant to specific intervention phases.  

Competence

Demonstrate a strategic and practical knowledge of shelter and settlements policies, methods, tools and procedures in the humanitarian response system and  practice these in a sustainable manner from relief to recovery.

Programme Structure

Component 1:

  • The international humanitarian response system - organization, tools and how it responds to shelter and settlements needs in natural disasters and complex emergencies.
  • At the end of Component 1, students have solid knowledge of the humanitarian response system, the role and functioning of the shelter cluster and the various shelter and settlements typologies, tools, standards and approaches

Component 2:

  • Applying the theory - assessments, challenges and preparing for shelter and settlements interventions.
  • At the end of Component 2, students can identify key shelter and settlements challenges and opportunities, apply relevant shelter assessment methods and prepare sustainable shelter and settlements strategies relevant to specific intervention phases.

Component 3:

  • Final paper - Programming shelter and settlements interventions.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 6-17 June 2022 (on campus)
  • 20-24 June 2022 (online)

Credits

5 ECTS

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelors degree in a relevant field (e.g. engineering, medicine, social sciences, science, journalism, etc.) or an equivalent qualification from a recognized higher education institution
  • At least two years of work experience
  • Proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2353 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2353 EUR for the full programme during 2 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1613 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1613 EUR for the full programme during 2 months.

For students from EU/EEA:

  • Master student: 12,000 DKK
  • Single course student: 12,500 DKK

Non-EU/EEA:

  • Master student: 17,500 DKK
  • Single course student: 18,000 DKK

Living costs for Copenhagen

7928 - 13456 DKK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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