Environment and risk communication


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

In this module, we work to develop the student's knowledge of communicative conditions and prerequisites in environmental and risk communication in a modern risk and knowledge society. The student is presented with tools for analyzing and possibly dealing with the dissemination of issues related to environment, climate, risks and knowledge in different contexts and with different communication aids. The module enables the student to address scientific issues in environmental, climate and risk communication - including scientific uncertainty and complexity - in both analytical and communicative efforts.

Learning objectives


Through the module, the student must gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • theories, methods and scientific issues within the core areas of environmental, climate and risk communication
  • and reflect on the core areas of environmental and risk communication on a scientific basis and be able to identify scientific issues


The student must through the module acquire skills in:

  • being able to evaluate and choose between relevant scientific theories, methods, tools and, on the basis of this, to discuss analytical and/or solution models in environmental and risk communication
  • being able to disseminate research-based knowledge and discuss professional and scientific issues with both colleagues and non-specialists


The student must through the module acquire competences for:

  • being able to apply relevant theoretical and methodological knowledge to understand and analyze problems in environmental and risk communication
  • independently being able to take responsibility for own professional development and specialization in environmental, climate and risk communication

Type of instruction

Reference is made to §17.



Name of examEnvironment and risk communication
Type of exam
Written exam
The exam takes form of a given 7-day homework assignment, where the student, based on the module, answers the question(s) within the subject area. The assignment must not exceed 15 pages and must be prepared individually.

The assignment is assessed by the examiner and an internal co-assessor.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

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Facts about the module

Danish titleMiljø- og risikokommunikation
Module codeKAKDMVM2023
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
KA elective 2. semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Communication and Digital Media
DepartmentDepartment of Communication and Psychology
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities