Humanitarian Assistance

The Master of Humanitarian Assistance is the first course of its kind in the Asia Pacific region.

It builds a unique platform where humanitarian practitioners and academics can share knowledge and experience with a focus on improving leadership, preparedness and response capacities to national and international emergencies.

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"Deakin Uni trains good leaders for bad times"

Why study Humanitarian Assistance at Deakin?

The Master of Humanitarian Assistance at Deakin University is the first course of its kind in the Asia Pacific region.

Career opportunities

Drawing on the organisational partnerships that have evolved students have access to humanitarian experts, leaders, thinkers and researchers from the  humanitarian sphere. 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.

Learn from the best

The multiplicity of expertise and experience of Deakin's academic team accumulate many years of field-based experience with a diverse range of humanitarian and development organisations offering students unparalled access to academic and practice excellence.
Read more about: Dr Phil Connors, Ms Sophie Perreard, Mr Daniel McAvoy


"Strong relationships with academic institutions are a really powerful way for aid organisations like Save the Children to enhance the rigour of work. We are delighted with our relationship with Deakin University and are very supportive of their new Master of Humanitarian Assistance."

Paul Ronalds
CEO, Save the Children Australia



Deakin University is committed to engaging and developing current and future humanitarian leaders as innovative thinkers and dynamic achievers through pursuing unparalleled academic and practice excellence.

What can I study?

Deakin offers the following postgraduate degrees (course work and research):

Postgraduate degrees
Master of Humanitarian AssistanceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Research degree - Doctor of PhilosophyCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students

More Humanitarian Sector courses:

Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Leadership

This course is jointly run by Save the Children and Deakin University. Read more at


Deakin University's first massive open online course (MOOC) explored the humanitarian sector and its role in disaster and emergency response. Read more and sign up to hear of future MOOCs.

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