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The purpose of Environmental Risk is to provide a interdisciplinary, international master's program in environmental risk with the goal to provide graduates with the necessary scientific background and tools to bring environmental science into the assessment and management of environmental issues.
The program is based on an interdisciplinary approach to solving environmental problems. Although the emphasis is on the theories and methods of natural sciences, the program includes elements of relevant social sciences so that the students lerarn how science is put into practice in the real world management of risk.
Environmental risk includes environmetal risk assessment (ERA) which involved the assessment of risks resulting from natural events (e.g., volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides, flooding and other extreme weather events), technology and agent (e.g., chemical and biologcial) that may pose threats to ecosystems, animals and people. ERA hence provides the input and scientfic basis for the implementation of existing and proposal of new legislative and regulatory programs.
Structure of the programme
The programme is a 2-year masters programme (120 ECTS).
The programme consists of a group of joint introductory courses (obligatory courses) and profiling courses. The programme is completed with a Masters thesis.
During the first semester you will follow a number of obligatory courses with the purpose provide you with an essential toolbox within environmental science. The first senester consist of six courses (5 ECTS each). The joint introductory courses will provide you with in-depth knowledge in the field of environmental science by focusing on experimental approaches and skills. During this semester you will be provided with a multi-disciplinary introduction into the issue of environmental risk.
During second and third semesters you may specialize within a wide range of courses representing different areas within the field of environmental risk. These profiling courses enable you to focus and customize your studies to the aspects and issues within Environmental Risk that are of major interest to you as well as prepare your Masters thesis.
Already in your second semester and continuing through your third and fourth semester you will do a Masters thesis (60 ECTS), where you specialize in a topic in the field of environmental risk. The thesis is to be based on experimental work.
The general requirements for admission to the masters programme are: A bachelor degree equivalent to a Danish bachelor degree within the field of study of the masters programme. Students who wish to apply for a combination masters programme must have an educational background which is relevant to both subjects of the combination. If this is not the case the student, if generally qualified, will be required to do prerequisite studies at bachelor level within the subjects for which the student is not fully qualified.IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based: 550 TOEFL computer-based: 225 TOEFLinternet-based: 80 English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 80