Master of Humanitarian Assistance
Course summary for current students
|Year||2015 course information|
|Award granted ||Master of Humanitarian Assistance|
Includes compulsory short intensive classes (includes five days in Trimester 3 and five days in Trimester 1 of the following year) held at a Deakin University campus.
|Duration||2 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Deakin course code||A757|
Course version for students enrolled prior to 2015
The Master of Humanitarian Assistance provides the opportunity for those working in or wishing to work in the humanitarian sector to gain an industry-relevant, formal qualification.
Combining theory and practice, the course is delivered using both Deakin’s interactive online education (cloud learning) and intensive, campus mode practice-based units. This, combined with action-based research in the field, will enable you to be an effective and highly skilled worker in the sector, both in Australia and internationally.
You will also be able to capitalise on Deakin’s strong partnerships with relevant international non-government organisations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, other locally-based NGOs, government agencies such as AusAID and other relevant participants in the sector.
Fees and charges
Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.
Please be aware:
- Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
- Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
- Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services
To qualify for the Master of Humanitarian Assistance, students must successfully complete 16 credit points of study comprising six credit points of core units plus 10 credit points of elective units.
Students to complete the following 6 core units (6 credit points of study):
|AHA721||Dynamics and Dilemmas of the Humanitarian Sector |
|AHA722||Applied Humanitarian Assistance: From Theory to Practice |
|AHA723||Fundamentals of People Management Across the Humanitarian Continuum |
|AHA724||Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Humanitarian Contexts |
|AHA725||Project and Financial Management in Humanitarian Contexts |
Students to select 10 credit points of study from any of coursework, internship, research units listed below:
|ADS711||Non-government Organisations and Development (formerly AID711)|
|ADS712||Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods (formerly AID712)|
|ASS705||Anthropology of Poverty and Development |
|ADS714||Gender and Development (formerly AID714)|
|ADS735||Conflict Resolution and Development (formerly AID735)|
|ADS740||Participatory Approaches to Development (formerly AID740)|
|ADS716||Humanitarian Settlement (formerly ASD716)|
|ADS715||Cross Cultural Communication and Practice (formerly ASD715)|
|ADS753||International and Community Development Internship (2 credit points - formerly AID753)|
|AHA726||Humanitarian Assistance Internship (4 credit points)|
For students wishing to undertake a PhD pathway:
|AIX702||Dissertation A (2 credit points)|
|AIX703||Dissertation B (2 credit points)|