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The award
MA

How long you will study
24 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 6000

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 6000

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About International Humanitarian Action (NOHA) at University of Groningen

What are the dominant issues in humanitarian action? What is the so-called aid industry? And can professionalization prevent dependence on aid? Find out in this programme.

The 120 ECTS Erasmus Mundus Joint Degree Master in InternationalHumanitarian Action is an inter-university multidisciplinarymaster. It provides high quality academic education andprofessional competencies for personnel working or intending towork in the area of humanitarian action. It is offered by 8European universities in the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Germany,Ireland, Malta, France and Poland. The students can follow theregional training (3rd semester) in various globaluniversities.

Interdisciplinary, multicultural and multilingual teaching andtraining by inter faculty members, a combination of in-houseexperts and field-experienced guest lecturers. In thisprogramme you will learn to evaluate humanitarian emergencies. You will study the causes of conflicts and different coping strategiesfor conflicts and disasters, assess intervention and reconstructionprogrammes. Also, practical skills are acquired such as managementskills and cross-cultural communication skills.
Graduates have the capacity to act at all levels of humanitarianrelief operations and to function in a variety of ways to enhanceprofessional delivery of assistance and sustainable actions.

What are the dominant issues in humanitarian action? What is the so-called aid industry? And can professionalization prevent dependence on aid? Find out in this programme.

The 120 ECTS Erasmus Mundus Joint Degree Master in InternationalHumanitarian Action is an inter-university multidisciplinarymaster. It provides high quality academic education andprofessional competencies for personnel working or intending towork in the area of humanitarian action. It is offered by 8European universities in the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Germany,Ireland, Malta, France and Poland. The students can follow theregional training (3rd semester) in various globaluniversities. 

Interdisciplinary, multicultural and multilingual teaching andtraining by interfaculty members, a combination of in-house expertsand field-experienced guest lecturers. In this programmeyou will learn to evaluate humanitarian emergencies. You will studythe causes of conflicts and different coping strategies forconflicts and disasters, assess intervention and reconstructionprogrammes. Also, practical skills are acquired such as managementskills and cross-cultural communication skills.  
Graduates have the capacity to act at all levels of humanitarianrelief operations and to function in a variety of ways to enhanceprofessional delivery of assistance and substainableactions. 

After your studies

Job prospects

Some 3,500 graduated professionals work in the field ofhumanitarian relief and international co-operation. They holdvarious positions of responsibility in all kinds of internationaland national NGOs, institutions, agencies and government both in the field and at headquarters level all around the world. Suchpositions include programme managers, protection officers,field/country directors, emergency team leaders, administrators,researchers, academics and consultants.

You can find a lot of useful information on the NOHA Alumniwebsite: http://www.noha-students.org/

Some 3,500 graduated professionals work in the field ofhumanitarian relief and international co-operation. They holdvarious positions of responsibility in all kinds of internationaland national NGOs, institutions, agencies and government both in the field and at headquarters level all around the world. Suchpositions include programme managers, protection officers,field/country directors, emergency team leaders, administrators,researchers, academics and consultants.

You can find a lot of useful information on the NOHA Alumniwebsite: http://www.noha-students.org/

Job examples

  • programme managers
  • protection officers
  • field/country directors
  • emergency team leaders
  • researchers
  • consultants
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Entry requirements

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
knowledge minimum

Written bachelor's thesis.

previous education

Bachelor degree in law, health, psychology, sociology,anthropology, economics, management, international relations or anyother humanitarian action related field.

professional experience

Relevant working experience is an advantage.

other admission requirements

Students will be selected based on an assessment of their priorlearning, motivation and, if applicable, earlier fieldexperience.

NB. The programme starts in September. February admission onlyfor second semester students.

IMPORTANT: Application through NOHA network: www.nohanet.org

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
knowledge minimum

Written bachelor's thesis.

previous education

Bachelor degree in law, health, psychology, sociology,anthropology, economics, management, international relations or anyother humanitarian action related field.

professional experience

Relevant working experience is an advantage.

other admission requirements

Students will be selected based on an assessment of their priorlearning, motivation and, if applicable, earlier fieldexperience.

NB. The programme starts in September. February admission onlyfor second semester students.

IMPORTANT: Application through NOHA network: www.nohanet.org

Registration procedure

All applications need to fulfill the requirements and follow theprocedure as stated on the NOHA network website: http://nohanet.org

All applications need to fulfill the requirements and follow theprocedure as stated on the NOHA network website: http://nohanet.org

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