Risk Communication


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in Risk Management.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives


  • Know about and understand the contextual challenges of risk communication.
  • Know about and understand the cognitive and emotional processes of risk perception which should guide the development of risk communication strategies.
  • Know about and understand theoretical approaches towards risk communication. 
  • Know about and understand evidence-based strategies and methods of risk communication.


  • Will be able to identify, describe and discuss the different theoretical and strategic approaches to risk communication.
  • Will be able to analyze the effectiveness of communication strategies and processes in different risk management contexts.
  • Will be able to apply different risk communication strategies and methods to develop effective risk communication messages to facilitate risk management in projects.


  • Will be able to apply adequate terminology in oral and written communication.
  • Will be able to critically reflect and discuss different risk communication strategies in a management framework.
  • Will be able to present the communication strategies developed  in the project work in an oral presentation/written report.  

Type of instruction

Lectures, discussion, group-based project work, student presentations.

Extent and expected workload

The module is 5 ECTS which is corresponding to 150 hours of study.



Name of examRisk Communication
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Exam format is decided on by start of semester.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleRisiko kommunikation
Module codeB-RSK-K2-7
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Technology (Risk and Safety Management)
Study BoardStudy Board of Built Environment
DepartmentDepartment of the Built Environment
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science