In an ever-evolving and vastly unpredictable global socio-economic landscape, Deakin is committed to developing current and future humanitarian leaders. Kickstart or step-up your career with an industry-relevant formal qualification.
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Master of Humanitarian Assistance: first course of its kind in Asia Pacific region
Postgraduate (further study)
A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.
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Learn from the best
Our academics have many years of experience in the field with a diverse range of humanitarian and development organisations. Their insights offer unparalleled access to the industry.
More Humanitarian Sector courses
Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Leadership
This course is jointly run by Save the Children and Deakin University.
Deakin University's first massive open online course (MOOC) explored the humanitarian sector and its role in disaster and emergency response.
Information on upcoming MOOCs coming soon.
Research with us
The Master of Humanitarian Assistance is the first course of its kind in the Asia–Pacific region. It builds a unique platform where you can share knowledge and experience with humanitarian practitioners, with a focus on improving leadership, preparedness and response capacities to national and international emergencies.
The Centre for Humanitarian Leadership
The Centre for Humanitarian Leadership plays a critical role in meeting the ever growing needs of the humanitarian and development sector, a sector where knowledge, skills and values must align if we are to bring about the change the world needs.
Through studying humanitarian assistance, you can capitalise on Deakin’s strong partnerships with relevant international non-government organisations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, other locally-based NGOs, government agencies such as the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and other relevant stakeholders in the sector.
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Master of Humanitarian Assistance Program
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