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Contemporary Issues in Risk and Crisis Management - master


Duration:2 År
Credits (ECTS):120
Qualification:Master in Contemporary Issues in Risk and Crisis Management
Admission requirements:

Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS) or equivalent qualification, where at least 80 ECTS cover specialization in risk, crisis, societal security, disaster management, QHSE (quality, health, safety and environment), climate change, development studies, safety, resilience, emergency services, political science, organizational studies, sociology, planning or geography.

Applicants must have a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian “C” (3.0) in the ECTS scale.

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Application deadline:Nordic applicants: 15 April, EU/EEA + Swiss applicants: 1 March, Non-EU/EEA applicants: 15 November
Application code:

Nordic applicants: 4031

EU / EEA / Switzerland applicants: 7106

Non-EU/EAA applicants: 2090

Programme description

During the first year, students will have compulsory courses to learn about the core debates and perspectives in the fields of societal security, climate change and resilient societies, risk and safety management, crisis, and disaster management, in addition to research methods. This provides students, first, with an overview of the sources and nature of current threats and risks. Moreover, students are provided with theories, methods and strategies on how to manage these threats in different international contexts. This comprehensive and holistic approach provides a global perspective for students of risk and crisis management. The second year focuses on applying these perspectives to research and the Master Thesis project. The thesis projects are designed individually by the students supported by supervisors.

Programme structure

10 ects 10 ects 10 ects

Learning outcomes




Teaching and assessment

CRCM is an integrated online study program. All learning activities will be digital; video lectures, written handouts, live and recorded guest lectures, project work, training-through-research, supervisions, digital workshops, simulation-based games. Examination will be individual home exams of varying lengths and semesterprojects (both individual and group-based).

Language of instruction


Exchange possibilities

The CRCM program admits both international and Nordic applicants, creating an international learning environment. The program will establish close collaboration with academics from international universities that have relevant research and study programs. International guest lectures will be an integral part of the program.

The CRCM is an integrated online master program. There will consequently be no student exchange related to elective courses. However, the program will encourage exchange during the writing of the master thesis on an individual basis during the 3 rd and/or 4 th . semester.

Job prospectives

Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be qualified for admission to a PhD program in a number of academic areas at the UiT -the Arctic University of Norway or elsewhere. The CRCM program prepares students for challenging careers ranging from the local to the global arena. It is equally relevant to the public sector, industry and non-governmental organisations. It provides knowledge, competence and skills relevant for as diverse sectors and tasks as security services, emergency and humanitarian assistance, high-risk industries, development agencies, emergency services, manufacturing, safety management, primary industries, preparedness planning, risk analysis, auditing, crisis management, and digital security.

Access to further studies

Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be qualified for admission to a PhD program in a number of academic areas at the UiT The Arctic University of Norway or elsewhere.