SDMM08007U  Master's Thesis, Disaster Management

Volume 2015/2016

Master of Disaster Management - compulsory

Learning Outcome

On completion of the thesis, students should be able to:


  • demonstrate insights into the research process from identifying the nature of a research problem, formulating research questions and translating these into research objectives
  • understand the value of the choice of appropriate research methods



  • Collect necessary data/information and critically analyse, review and interpret own research in the context of existing literature.
  • As part of the thesis writing process give a short thesis presentation, highlighting research problems and questions, research objectives, methods and main findings, conclusion and possible recommendations - as well as discussing critical questions and remarks regarding the findings and conclusions.


  • Develop and present well-argued and referenced recommendations as to future practice(s) in a given field.
  • Where relevant, include proper communication with and feedback to study objects and local authorities on research results including practical policy implications (if research is based on local data) with a view to contribute to improvements at the local level.
  • Provide critical and constructive feedback to fellow students on their theses.
Research Design or Research Methodology & Ethics
Supervision according to thesis guidelines
Only available for students enrolled in the entire programme.
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Participation in oral presentation (Thesis Seminar) of thesis project plan according to thesis guidelines and a written report.
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
Criteria for exam assesment

To achieve the maximum grade of 12, the student shall be able to:

- Refer to learning Outcomes

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Guidance
  • 30
  • Seminar
  • 12
  • Preparation
  • 28
  • Project work
  • 480
  • Total
  • 550