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International Humanitarian Action, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #62 (ARWU) Uppsala, Sweden
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.
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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).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    93

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

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

  • International

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Uppsala

  • 7620 - 12070 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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