DAS Humanitarian Action
Period2 September 2019 - 10 February 2020
Registration deadline30 July 2019
Total fees: CHF 8’000.-
Deposit: (upon acceptance of admission): CHF 1'000.-
The payment of the registration fees can be made in several installments. If registration fees are not paid before the beginning of the course, access to the programme will not be allowed.
There are no available scholarship for this programme.
- Analyse the historical, geopolitical and social origins of humanitarian crises.
- Use methodological and conceptual tools in order to contribute to research and reflection on contemporary humanitarian action.
- Reflect on one’s own practice
- Identify the trends and dilemmas for the future humanitarian action
Professional from other sectors who wishes to deepen his understanding of the contemporary humanitarian action
- Critical thinking and analysis
The DAS is a full-time executive training of 30 ECTS credits, which is divided into:
a) 1 core curriculum (equivalent to Diploma of Advanced Studies) covering the following topics:
- History of Humanitarianism
- Legal Framework of Humanitarian Action
- Humanitarian Politics
- Values, Ethics and Moral Problems
- Vulnerability and Resilience
- Dynamic of Actors
- Health in Humanitarian Emergencies
- From Emergency to Development?
- People Management and Humanitarian Action
- Anthropology and Intercultural Approach in Humanitarian Action
- Communication and Humanitarian Action
- Security and Safety
The core curriculum takes place from September to December. It is mandatory for all students and is to be taken in Geneva, Switzerland.
b) 1 research method week mandatory for all students and to be taken in Geneva, Switzerland
c) 1 Final paper
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
The core curriculum covers the following topics:
- History of humanitarianism
- Legal framework of humanitarian action
- Geopolitics and humanitarian action
- Values, ethics and moral problems
- From emergency to development ?
- Sociology of actors in humanitarian action
- Health in humanitarian emergencies
- Political economy of humanitarian action
- Vulnerability: evolving concept and new challenges
- Anthropology and intercultural approach in humanitarian action
- Communication and humanitarian action
- People management and humanitarian action
From September to December
- Three research method weeks mandatory for all students
- One research method week mandatory for all students
- Lectures delivered by academics and experts
- Intercultural classroom settings
- Participatory programme
The DAS is taught in English. However, students are offered the alternative to take written tests and write their Diploma final paper in French.
The diploma corresponds to 30 ECTS credits. Credits obtained are valid for a period of 5 years during which they can be used to complete the MAS.
- Hold a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent university degree, plus a minimum of five years of work experience in the humanitarian, social or development sector
- Hold a Master’s degree or an equivalent university degree, plus a minimum of two years of 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.
Number of participants
Dr. Valérie Gorin
Dr. Sharon Weil
Pr. Davide Rodogno
Pr. Doris Schopper
Dr. Hugo Slim
Dr. Claudia Seymour
Dr. Nathalie Herlemont
Dr. Anne Golaz
Dr. Christophe Gironde
Pr. Alessandro Monsutti