Studyportals

International Humanitarian Action

Uppsala University

M.A.
24 months
Duration
Unknown
Tuition fee
Unknown
Apply date
Unknown
Start date

About

The Master Programme in International Humanitarian Action delivered by Uppsala University is a multidisciplinary and inter-university programme given in association with different universities in Europe and the rest of the world.

Overview

The Master Programme in International Humanitarian Action delivered by Uppsala University  provides high-quality academic education and professional competences for a career in humanitarian action, emergency and disaster relief, and development at both national and international levels. The programme also supports a very active alumni network which, apart from being a lot of fun, supports new students in their careers with networking activities.

The programme was launched in 1993 because of a growing concern about the increase in disasters and conflicts in the world and the complex consequences for society. In order to address these questions, it was felt that a more professional approach was required, combining academic higher education and professional competences. The programme is administered by the Department of Theology, but is multidisciplinary.

Career

This programme provides you with a high-quality academic education and professional competences tailored to a career in the areas of international humanitarian action, emergency and disaster relief, and development.A Master's degree in International Humanitarian Action could be a suitable qualification for work in non-governmental organisations and in large international organisations such as MSF, Save the Children, the UN, EU or OCHA (Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs).

Programme Structure

Curriculum:

  • First Semester

The semester kicks off in the first week of September with the Intensive Programme (IP), which in the last few years has been co-hosted by Warsaw University, Poland.

  • Second Semester

In the second semester, students move to a partner university within the network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA) and study that university’s specialisation. 

  • Third Semester 
In the third semester (30 credits) you will either move to a partner university in or outside Europe or conduct a work placement and take a course in career development.
  • Fourth Semester 
The fourth and final semester is devoted to writing your Master's thesis (30 credits).

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
93
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
  • All applicants need to verify English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6").

Tuition Fee

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Fresh content

Updated in the last year

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Our partners

International Humanitarian Action
-
Uppsala University

Wishlist