General information about KaVoMa

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A study offer...

...of the University of Bonn in cooperation with the Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK).

Degree and credit points

„Master of Disaster Management and Risk Governance" (120 ECTS)

Admission requirements

  • University degree with at least 180 ECTS
  • At least 3 years of professional experience and knowledge in the field of disaster management and risk governance

Concept of teaching and learning

„blended learning" - a combination of lectures during weekends and following study periods at home

Educational form

Further education for professionals, part time / blended learning

Length of study

5 - 6 semesters (30 - 36 months, including internship, writing of master's thesis and thesis assessment)


The master's programme KaVoMa comprises twelve modules that build on on each other. Exceptions are module 11 (master's thesis) and module 12 (practice modul), which can be completed at any time.

Informations about the modules and the respective examination formats can be found in the module handbook.

Examination regulations

Detailed information about rules and regulations can be found in the examination regulations.

Practice modul

The „practice module" allows for accounting experience such as internships or qualified volunteering work in the field of disaster risk management with ECTS. The length of study will be reduced accordingly (up to 9 monthts).


  • teaching language is German
  • literature is partially in English

Start date

In the winter semester

Period of application

The deadline for applications is July 15th.


Lectures are held at the Federal Academy for Civil Protection and Civil Defense (BABZ) in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler


  • 13.000 euros
  • in addition expenses for travelling to the BABZ, food and accomodation as well as 100 euros per semester payable to the student union 
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