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.
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).
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- 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
- Fourth Semester
- 24 months
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DisciplinesSocial Work International Relations Corporate Social Responsibility View 4 other Masters in Social Work in Sweden
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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").
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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