MAS Humanitarian Action – 2018
• Analyse and critically review major humanitarian crises, past and present, as well as future challenges, from an interdisciplinary perspective • Use specialised problem-solving skills integrating knowledge on humanitarian crises acquired throughout the courses • Develop creative and flexible procedures to solve problems • Formulate and defend an argument taking into account ethical issues and humanitarian principles • Take responsibility in challenging and moving contexts by formulating and implementing appropriate, coherent, flexible and creative strategies • Demonstrate leadership and innovation in managing programmes, projects and teams • Enhance self-management in a stressful and demanding environment, identifying one’s own strengths and limitations
Professional from other sectors wishing to deepen his understanding of the contemporary humanitarian system
A core curriculum of 3 months of intensive course work on the theory and fundamental questions of humanitarianism
3 research methodology weeks
2 elective courses on a specialised subject to choose among: Designing Strategies and Projects for Humanitarian Action (distance learning or residential) • Communication, Advocacy and Negotiation for Humanitarian Action • Health of Populations Affected by Humanitarian Emergencies • Legal Environment of Humanitarian Action • People Management in Humanitarian Settings
A dissertation on a topic chosen by the participant to submit in June or August
This programme is part of CERAH’s training offer including one MAS, one DAS and one CAS with 5 specialisations.
Prof. Doris SCHOPPER, Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH), a joint Centre of the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva
Diploma delivered jointly with
Registration deadline10 August 2018
- Hold a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent university degree requiring three years of study, plus a minimum of two years work experience in the humanitarian, social or development sector.
Have at least five years work experience in the humanitarian, social or development sector.
- Be fluent or have a very good level in English. A proof such a TOEIC/TOEFL/IELTS Certificate or other certificate is required.