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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||$17,480* - Full-fee paying place|
Arts and Education Postgraduate Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries
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Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Services Office.
|Deakin course code||A757|
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)|
To be eligible for entry into the Master of Humanitarian Assistance applicants require a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution or equivalent:
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
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:
Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.