The EMMPHID course lasts one academic year from October to the last week of June and is divided in two semesters.
Semester 1 (Autumn Semester, October-January) will be held at the Universidad de Oviedo (Oviedo, Spain) where all students will receive the modules containing the common core disaster elements. Students will then have a mandatory mobility according to their assigned study track:

  • The track in Public health response to disasters will be held at Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm, Sweden) and is developed to serve the educational need of disaster related professionals planning to work in disasters health response as well as those with previous experience from this field.
  • The track in Epidemiology and Research will be held at Université catholique de Louvain (Brussels, Belgium) and the students will instead follow the Statistics part of the Advanced Disaster Epidemiology and Research Methods module and, due to the research oriented focus of this track it will also include a special Master Thesis preparatory course. The advanced research methodological module is aimed for for the disaster related professionals interested in disaster research or in academic and educational aspects.

In Semester 2 (Spring Semester, February-June) students will continue their respective advanced modules according to study track focus plus a hands-on, practical internship at any of the universities or associated centres included in the program, in which they will collect the data for their Masters Theses and the Master’s Thesis presentation. The following table summarized the timetable of activities of the Master.

Activity Date
Academic Contents Course Start and Introduction

3rd week of September

Autumn Semester September-December
Autumn Semester Exams Following respective course module
Spring Semester January-July
Spring Semester Exams Following respective course module
Master Thesis Master Thesis UNIOVI May-July
Master Thesis KI May-July
Master Thesis UCL May-July
Master thesis presentation (ALL) June-August

* Send the application original documents by post, including the bank receipt of the payment of the first tranche of the tuition fees for students that are not holders of Erasmus Mundus scholarship.