Academic Programme (before 2017/2018)

Full-time, second-cycle (Master) studies in humanitarian action
120 ECTS, 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 edition

1st semester

Core Courses

 No.

Course name

ECTS

Form of class

Type of examination

Number of hours

Course status

Syllabus

1

Intensive Programme

5

Lecture & Seminar

Graded pass

60
(7 days intensive course)

Obligatory

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2

International relations in humanitarian action

5

Lecture

Exam

30

Obligatory

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3

International law in humanitarian action

5

Lecture

Exam

30

Obligatory

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4

Public health in humanitarian action

4

Seminar

Graded pass

30

Obligatory

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5

Management in humanitarian action

4

Lecture

Exam

30

Obligatory

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3

Seminar

30

6

Anthropology in humanitarian action

3

Seminar

Graded pass

30

Obligatory

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7

Workplace health and safety

0,5

E-course

Graded pass

4

Obligatory

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8

Intellectual property rights - basic course

0,5

Lecture

Pass

4

Obligatory

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2nd SEMESTER

Orientation period

Students whose home university is UW choose path (specialty) offered by one of the NOHA partner universities

No.

Course name

ECTS

Form of class

Type of examination

Number of hours

Course status

Language

Details/ Syllabus

1

Field Legal Activities in a Geopolitical Context
Aix-Marseille Université, France

30

Lecture & Seminar

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Restricted choice

French

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2

Disaster Analysis and Intervention Design
University of Groningen, Netherlands

30

Lecture & Seminar

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Restricted choice

English

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3

International institutions in humanitarian emergencies
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

30

Lecture & Seminar

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Restricted choice

English

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4

New Legal and Management Challenges in Humanitarian Action. Special Reference to Peace Operations
Universidad de Deusto, Spain

30

Lecture & Seminar

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Restricted choice

Spanish

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5

Post-conflict rehabilitation with emphasis on Public Health and Geopolitics
Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

30

Lecture & Seminar

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Restricted choice

French

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6

Societies in Transition
University College Dublin, Ireland

30

Lecture & Seminar

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Restricted choice

English

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7

Conflict, Peace-building, Religion and Theory and Methods
Uppsala Universitet, Sweden

30

Lecture & Seminar

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Restricted choice

English

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Programme for the students incoming from other NOHA universities:
Armed Conflicts and Humanitarian Action - [PDF]

No.

Course name

ECTS

Form of class

Type of examination

Number of hours

Course status

Language

Details/ Syllabus

1

Transformation  of war - characteristics of contemporary armed conflicts

4

Seminar

Graded pass

30

Obligatory

English

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2

Contemporary peace and stability operations

3

Seminar

Graded pass

30

Obligatory

English

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3

Protection of civilians in armed conflicts

4

Seminar

Graded pass

30

Obligatory

English

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4

Prevention of human rights atrocities

4

Lecture

Exam

30

Obligatory

English

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5

Reconciliation in a post-conflict society

3

Seminar

Graded pass

30

Obligatory

English

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6

Mechanisms of financing humanitarian and development assistance

4

Lecture

Exam

30

Obligatory

English

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7

Financial and labour law in humanitarian action

3

Lecture

Exam

30

Obligatory

English

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8

Methodology and methods in humanitarian studies

5

Seminar

Graded pass

30

Obligatory

English

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Stage requirements

In order to complete 1st Year, 60 ECTS needed:

  • 30 ECTS for obligatory modules
  • 30 ECTS for restricted choice modules

3rd semester

Regional perspective - Eastern Europe

No.

Course name

ECTS

Form of class

Type of examination

Number of hours

Course status

Syllabus

(I) Analysing humanitarian action in the regional context

1

Conflicts and crises in Eastern Europe

4

Seminar

Graded pass

30

Obligatory

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2

Political changes in Central and Eastern Europe since 1989 from the perspective of public international law

4

Seminar

Exam

30

 

Obligatory

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3

Economy and foreign policy of Eastern European countries

4

Lecture

Exam

30

Obligatory

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4

EU Eastern Policy

4

Seminar

Graded pass

30

Obligatory

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(II) Experiencing regional humanitarian action

5

Simulation exercise

4

Seminar

Graded pass

30

Obligatory

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6

Establishment of a humanitarian organisation - administrative issues

2

Lecture

Exam

15

Obligatory

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(III) Designing research in the region

7

Research design

8

Seminar

Graded pass

30

Obligatory

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4th semester

Research & Thesis

No.

Course name

ECTS

Form of class

Type of examination

Number of hours

Course status

Syllabus

1

Internship

10

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Graded pass

 

Open choice

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2

Diploma seminar

20

Seminar

Graded pass

30

Restricted choice

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Stage requirements

In order to complete 2nd Year, 60 ECTS needed:

  • 30 ECTS for obligatory modules
  • 10 ECTS for open choice modules
  • 20 ECTS for restricted choice modules

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