Academic Programme (before 2017/2018)

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

1ST YEAR

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
LanguageDetails/ 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

No.Course name
ECTS
Form of class
Type of examination
Number of hours
Course status
LanguageDetails/ 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

2ND YEAR

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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About the Programme

The Master Programme in Humanitarian Action (HA) provides students with a broad education and training in the area of international humanitarian action, in which critical…

Admission

All applicants must follow the joint application procedure as established by the NOHA consortium. Candidates are chosen on the basis of the quality of their…