Learning outcomes

Graduates of the Programme are expected to have the capacity of act at all levels of humanitarian relief operations and to function in a variety of ways to enhance the professional delivery of humanitarian assistance and sustainable actions.

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Learning outcome

Upon completing the Programme in HA, the graduate:

REFERENCE

to learning outcome in the field of training in social sciences

K_W01

Has specialised knowledge and a critical methodological understanding of appropriate research methods and research design for the humanitarian field and for original research in humanitarian studies.

S2A_W01
S2A_W06
S2A_W10

K_W02

Has a critical understanding of the humanitarian principles and standards and the problematic nature of the dilemmas involved.

S2A_W07

K_W03

Has highly specialised knowledge and a critical understanding of humanitarian concepts and theories.

Has innovative expertise on a particular current theme in humanitarian action with an interdisciplinary understanding in terms of its political, legal, anthropological, public health and management aspects.

S2A_W02
S2A_W03
S2A_W04
S2A_W05

K_W04

Has a thorough understanding of personal security risks in humanitarian fieldwork and possible techniques and strategies to reduce the impact of external stressors.

S2A_W06
S2A_W07
S2A_W11

K_W05

Has a critical understanding of opportunities and threats of current trends in the humanitarian sector.

S2A_W04
S2A_W05
S2A_W08

K_W06

Has highly specialised knowledge of the diversity of actors and stakeholders, their interaction and competition, and a thorough understanding of the importance of coordination between different levels in the humanitarian system.

S2A_W02
S2A_W03
S2A_W04
S2A_W09

K_W07

Has highly specialised knowledge and critical understanding of the impact of various humanitarian action interventions on the needs and rights of crisis-affected people and their interaction with interests of relevant actors in a certain professional regional context.

S2A_W02
S2A_W03
S2A_W04

K_W08

Has a good understanding of the key humanitarian action issues in a certain region with an interdisciplinary understanding on how policies are translated into action and programmes in the political, legal, security and management context of the region.

S2A_W02
S2A_W03
S2A_W04

K_W09

Has a thorough knowledge of the operational processes and changes in political, military, economic and social structures and institutions in the international dimension; has a thorough knowledge of the theory and practice of political and economic decision-making in these entities at the nation state level and on the international scale.

S2A_W04
S2A_W05
S2A_W08

K_W10

Has a critical understanding of the social, legal and security environment in conflict situations, and a specialised knowledge of the mechanisms for protection of civilians and prevention of human rights atrocities.

S2A_W02
S2A_W03
S2A_W08

K_W11

Has specialised knowledge of the donors structure and financial mechanisms in the humanitarian sector, and a thorough understanding of the legal and administrative regulations applied in the sector.

S2A_W02
S2A_W03
S2A_W11

 

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Learning outcome

Upon completing the Programme in HA, the graduate:

REFERENCE

to learning outcome in the field of training in social sciences

K_U01

Has justified and correctly applied methodology and scientific methods in an original piece of humanitarian research.

S2A_U02
S2A_U08

K_U02

Has demonstrated the ability to formulate adequate and ethically sound recommendations for humanitarian action grounded in the humanitarian principles and values, translating these in innovative, practical terms to policies, strategies and programme management.

S2A_U01
S2A_U02
S2A_U04
S2A_U05
S2A_U06
S2A_U07

K_U03

Has specialised skills to conceptualise, interpret and critically analyse complex humanitarian crises and interventions on the basis of a variety of sources, generating new interdisciplinary expertise to help solve complex humanitarian problems.

S2A_U01
S2A_U02
S2A_U03
S2A_U07
S2A_U08

K_U04

Has specialised problem-solving skills to promote the best and safest response in humanitarian emergency contexts in terms of personal and social implications and foreseeable harm by humanitarian interventions.

S2A_U04
S2A_U05
S2A_U06
S2A_U07

K_U05

Has demonstrated a range of coaching and management skills to carefully assess the relevant factors for decision making in terms of operative context, possible effects and risks and the best way for successful implementation of strategic decisions.

S2A_U03
S2A_U06
S2A_U07

K_U06

Has demonstrated the ability to listen to beneficiaries and stakeholders and taking into account their considerations, communicate humanitarian expertise and research findings in a structured, intelligible way to specialists and non-specialists in a multi-cultural humanitarian setting. Has the ability to cultivate relations of sensitive respect in terms of cultural and gender diversity and to cooperate in a quest for mutual benefit or compromise.

S2A_U05
S2A_U06

K_U07

Has specialised problem-solving skills combining interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of the range of needs and capabilities of crisis-affected people in a certain regional context toward relevant, evidence-based solutions for effective response.

S2A_U04
S2A_U06
S2A_U07

K_U08

Has the ability to interpret and critically analyse data, information and experience concerning a certain regional humanitarian crisis and intervention in order to develop a contextual understanding of the geographical workfield, the community, perspectives, policies, issues and possible solutions.

S2A_U01
S2A_U02
S2A_U03

K_U09

Has the ability to formulate independent views, support them with elaborate arguments, using a broad range of approaches and theoretical perspectives, formulate coherent conclusions and make a synthetic summary of these conclusions, using a specialized language of humanitarian studies and a broad range of related disciplines, for the purpose of communication with specialists in this field and a broader public.

S2A_U03
S2A_U06
S2A_U08

K_U10

Can precisely, clearly and coherently express himself/herself in speech and writing; writes elaborate papers on detailed problems of humanitarian studies and related disciplines, fulfilling the basic criteria of scientific dissertations; is able to comprehensively defend his/her views orally; has language skills relevant for his/her field of study and scientific discipline in accordance with the requirements defined for level B2+ of the Common European Framework of Reference.

S2A_U09
S2A_U10
S2A_U11

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Learning outcome

Upon completing the Programme in HA, the graduate:

REFERENCE

to learning outcome in the field of training in social sciences

K_K01

Has studied a research topic in depth, and conducted and completed a medium-length research project largely self-directed.

S2A_K01
S2A_K05

K_K02

Takes responsibility for specifying clear ethical standards informed by the humanitarian principles, values and professional codes of conduct.

Applies innovatively and strategically correct the humanitarian principles and standards to dilemmas in complex and insecure contexts.

S2A_K04

K_K03

Has demonstrated the ability to position one's own research findings in the broader context of humanitarian action.

Has developed an open attitude towards acquiring new knowledge and understanding about professional and academic developments in humanitarian action.

S2A_K01
S2A_K06

K_K04

Acts firmly and appropriately in insecure situations according to the security rules, taking into account advice from security sources and other stakeholders.

S2A_K03
S2A_K04

K_K05

Has demonstrated the ability to act on decisions made.

Has adopted a reflective practice analysing personal learning goals and ways to achieve them.

Stimulates the involvement and development of team members and partners to achieve a successful humanitarian project.

S2A_K01
S2A_K02
S2A_K05
S2A_K07

K_K06

Involves partners and team members in different levels of decision-making and acts responsible and accountable concerning own decisions.

Actively contributes to team building, a balanced distribution of work, and fostering a good atmosphere and cohesion in group projects in an effort to achieve the common goal.

S2A_K02
S2A_K03
S2A_K05
S2A_K07

K_K07

Learns from past experiences, identifies opportunities to overcome humanitarian dilemmas and proposes new work methods for increased efficiency, effectiveness and stakeholder accountability in complex and unpredictable humanitarian environments.

S2A_K01
S2A_K06
S2A_K07

Description of symbols

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Description

K (followed by an underscore)

target learning outcome

W

knowledge category

U

skill category

K (after an underscore)

social competence category

S2A

learning outcome in a field of training in social sciences for second-cycle studies, in a general academic profile

01,02,03 and following

learning outcome number

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