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|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.
|Length||2 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
|Indicative annual fee 2014||$22,520* AUD|
IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|Deakin course code||A757|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
New course commencing Trimester 3 (November) 2013.
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.
It is expected that completion of the Master of Humanitarian Assistance will place you in a favourable position to advance your professional standing. Employment in the humanitarian field is expanding, including in related areas, such as teaching, training, organisation and community capacity building, disaster risk reduction assessment and programming, consulting enterprises, journalism and communications, project management and community development. Opportunities are available in government and non-government agencies concerned with the provision of all aspects of emergency and humanitarian responses including service provision, logistical support, communications, program management and support, community engagement and support, funding, coordination, monitoring and evaluation.
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):
Trimester 3 and Trimester 1
|AHL701||The Humanitarian World|
|AHA724||Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Humanitarian Contexts|
|AHA725||Project and Financial Management in Humanitarian Contexts|
|AHA721||Dynamics and Dilemmas of the Humanitarian Sector|
|AHA722||Applied Humanitarian Assistance: From Theory to Practice *|
*AHA722 not offered 2014, reoffered 2015.
|AHA723||Fundamentals of People Management Across the Humanitarian Continuum|
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)|
Trimester 1, trimester 2 or trimester 3
|ADS753||International and Community Development Internship (2 credit points - formerly AID753)|
|AHA726||Humanitarian Assistance Internship (4 credit points) (commencing March 2015)|
For students wishing to undertake a PhD pathway:
Trimester 1, trimester 2 or trimester 3
|AIX702||Dissertation A (2 credit points)|
|AIX703||Dissertation B (2 credit points)|
IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Applications for credit transfer will be considered depending on the quality and subject matter of the student's prior qualifications and professional experience.
Students will be required to undertake 16 credit points of study if admitted on the basis of:
Students will be required to undertake 12 credit points of study if admitted on the basis of:
Students will be required to undertake 8 credit points of study if admitted on the basis of:
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.