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Shelter and settlements in disasters

Main organization(s): University of Copenhagen


Current humanitarian shelter and settlements standards, principles and approaches are the basis of this course. The common phases of the emergency cycle are embraced: emergency shelter, transition shelter, early recovery and reconstruction. The course covers different shelter and settlements challenges in accordance with local needs and builds on local resources as part of building-back-better strategies.

The course content is designed to equip the student to effectively respond to humanitarian shelter and settlements crises. The focus is on linking emergency shelter and shelter in recovery in both natural disasters and conflicts. The course teaches common humanitarian assistance methods, guidelines and standards based on a rights-based approach as led by the international humanitarian organisations.

The course consists of 4 weeks of part-time online learning followed by 2 weeks of full-time studies at University of Copenhagen, Denmark and 2 weeks of part-time online work to finish a written assignment.

Fee information:

DKK 12,500 for EU/EEA and Swiss citizens and DKK 18,000 for non-EU/EEA citizens. The fees cover course registration, course materials, and examination. Fees do not include accommodation, living expenses and transportation costs in Copenhagen.

For contact, write here.



Geographical coverage



20 Apr 2020 - 09 Jun 2020

Application procedure

To apply online clicl here.

Deadline for application

01 Apr 2020

Last updated

25 Sep 2019

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  • Type Blended programme
  • Level Masters
  • Location(s) Denmark (Denmark, (Copenhagen))
  • Language English

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