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Working in Context of Conflict and Disaster (exchange programme)

Short-term programme of VIA Working in Context of Conflict and Disaster, 30 ECTS
Health care, social services, and care services Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Interdisciplinary Studies Teacher's training

Institution VIA University College
Campus Campus Aarhus C
Duration 1 semester


With a focus on disasters and other emergencies affecting children and families, the course gives students the opportunity to expand their repertoire and competencies by learning about approaches and methods after a local emergency situation.

Further, a focus on conflicts in various contexts, levels and cultures, the course gives students the opportunity to expand their repertoire and competencies by studying conflict perspectives, theories and concepts, how to analyse conflict contexts and identify relevant models of conflict resolution.

Exchange students and practitioners are invited to take a full semester consisting of two consecutive modules:

  • Conflicts and Social Work (Early February –mid April)
  • Children and Families in the Aftermath of Disasters – Social Work Responses (Mid April – end June)

Both modules are aimed at students of social work and related professions, such as nursing, social education, teaching, law, human resource management, public management and economics.

Read more about the programme here


The minimum requirement to apply for the course, is to have passed the first two semesters at bachelor’s level at your relevant university or another institute of higher education.

Your home institution must have an inter-institutional agreement with VIA University College in order for you to be able to apply for an exchange programme at VIA.

If your home institution does not have an exchange agreement with VIA, please contact your international office to learn more about the opportunities.


Exchange students do not pay tuition.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at   

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Spring 2023

Application date
Nov 01
Start date
Feb 01

Campus Aarhus C


Campus Aarhus C is a totally new and modern campus with many specialties and a wide variety of international and Danish-language programmes. The Campus is 46,000 squaremeters divided in 5 buildings, each with 4-6 floors.
The buildings display innovative and playful architecture and has been awarded with an architectural prize as one of the 3 best and most beautiful new constructions in Aarhus. Facilities include roof-top running track and basket ball court, spacious and bright classrooms and auditoriums, canteen and student cafe and bar.
Campus Aarhus C is located in the center of Aarhus - the second largest city in Denmark with approximately 320.000 inhabitants.

Campus Aarhus C offers programmes in Danish within the fields of teaching, social education, social work, construction, engineering, business and management as well as programmes taught and conducted in English within architecture, technology, engineering, business and management. In addition, Campus C is host to a nimber of VIA's Summer School programmes.

  • Students: 6.300
  • International students: 630
  • Employees: 430
Read more about Campus C here.
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