Risk Management in society
The training is aimed at those who intend to work with risk-related issues in business, organizations or administration. It is also aimed at you who wish to deepen your knowledge with the aim of being able to carry out scientific research in the field of risk management.
The educational program's content and pedagogical form are based on the student's future professional roles and are characterized by the teachers' research at the Centre for Research on Societal Risks at Karlstad University.
General admission requirements.
Specific admission requirements: Upper secondary level Swedish 3 or B, English 6 or A. Bachelor degree of at least 180 ECTS cr. in one of the subject areas social science, natural science, technology, or health care, or equivalent.
Course of study
|Semester 1||ECTS credits|
|Introduction to Risk Management in Society (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Risk perception and communication (Optional)||7.5|
|Human Safety I: injury analysis and risk assessment (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Natural Disaster Management 1 (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Semester 2||ECTS credits|
|Human Safety II: injury prevention and safety promotion (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Natural Disaster Management 2 (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Risk Management Theory (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Sustainable Development from a Safety Perspective (Optional)||7.5|
|Extreme Weather and Societal Vulnerability (Optional)||7.5|
|Semester 3||ECTS credits|
|Human Safety III: Societal safety promotion (Optional)||7.5|
|Climate adaptation and risk reduction (Optional)||7.5|
|Scientific methods for risk management in society (Obligatory)||15|
|Semester 4||ECTS credits|
|Risk Management - Master Degree Project (Obligatory)||30|
*Full-time study always equals 30 ECTS credits per semester (20 weeks).
Elective course: Students are free to choose among certain alternative courses, often depending on their choice of specialisation.
Optional course: Students are free to choose any course offered at Karlstad University or at other universities. Courses listed are examples of recommended or frequently chosen courses for a specific programme.