Freestanding course, Master’s level
7.5 credits
Distance | mixed hours | 50%
28 August 2023 - 3 November 2023
Applications open 15 March

About the course

This online course deals with social work in relation to crises and disasters from different theoretical perspectives and relate them to social work and its domain of knowledge. It examines key concepts such as vulnerability, risk, resilience and dependencies with a focus on how these concepts reflect underlying power relations and social and material processes. It also deals with different ways of organizing disaster risk reduction and crisis preparedness in connection to conditions of social work, from the social workers perspective and from the people in need of support and help.

Course content

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree from an educational program with at least 180 credits, including a final degree thesis comprising 15 credits in criminology, pedagogy, psychology, nursing /care science, sociology/social work or equivalent. Alternatively 180 credits from a social work program including final degree thesis comprising 15 credits.


University credits completed 100%

Course literature

Course evaluation

The course coordinator is responsible for ensuring that a summative course evaluation is carried out at the end of the course. The course coordinator presents the results to the students at the start of the following course. Notes from the feedback are to be made available to the students on the course and also be presented to the students who start the course the next time it is run.