Humanitarian Action and Conflicts, Th.M.

Humanitarian Action and Conflicts, Th.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The one-year Master Programme in Humanitarian Action and Conflict at Uppsala University is aimed at those who are interested in humanitarian work both in Europe and the world at large.

About

The Master Programme in Humanitarian Action and Conflict from Uppsala University seeks to give you the skills and competences necessary to work within different areas of humanitarian action. The programme focuses on taking an independent, critical and constructively active approach to humanitarian work, especially in conflict situations. It also aims to provide you with knowledge and methods relevant to conflict situations and peace-building activities.

The programme leads to a Master of Arts in Theology (60 credits) with International Humanitarian Action as the main field of study.

Teaching in the programme consists of lectures and seminars in which students are expected to play an active part. You write an essay with guidance from a supervisor. The programme also includes extensive independent study. The language of instruction is English.

Career

A Master's degree from this programme could lead to a variety of positions such as project leader, conflict analyst or country manager, in both governmental and non-governmental organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Humanitarian Action
  • Anthropology in Humanitarian Action
  • International Law in Humanitarian Assistance
  • Geopolitics
  • Public Health in Humanitarian Action
  • Management
  • Conflict and Peace-Building
  • Master's Thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 credits; alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
  • All applicants need to verify English language proficiency.

The statement of purpose should mention your motivation, relevant education, experience and future plans in the humanitarian field. The statement should be uploaded with the rest of your application to the University Admissions website.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose.

Tuition fee paying students and non paying students are admitted on the same grounds but in different selection groups.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    10418 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10418 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 100000

Living costs for Uppsala

  • 7620 - 12070 SEK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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