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Joint Master’s Programme in International Humanitarian Action

Programme

Programme Structure

1st Semester

  • Intensive programme organised jointly by NOHA member universities.
  • Dates: The first weeks in September.
  • Venue: NOHA Network home universities
  • Language of instruction: English.


The NOHA Intensive Programme marks the beginning of the Master’s degree programme. In this joint inter-university course, approximately 140 students (an average of 20 per NOHA member university), over 40 academic and research staff, some 25 consultants, international experts, politicians, administrators and other representatives of non or intergovernmental organisations take part. A broad range of humanitarian action issues from the field as well the world of academia are examined, in addition to a combination of activities which are a vital part of the multicultural and interdisciplinary training required for professional humanitarian action in the future. Theory and practice are successfully combined in this programme, based on the NOHA Network teaching and learning policy.

The 2017-2018 Intensive Programme will be organised by the University of Warsaw

Further Information at: http://nohanet.org/masters 

  • Core course
  • Dates: September- January
  • Course venue: University of Deusto
  • Language of instruction: Spanish
     

The Intensive Programme is followed by a core course common to all the universities in the network. It is formed by five common core NOHA modules which have been jointly prepared by the Network faculty. Each of the five modules shown below carries 5 ECTS credits:
 

Modulos NOHA
Intensive Programme 5 ECTS
International Relations and Humanitarian Action 5 ECTS
International Law and Humanitarian Action 5 ECTS
Humanitarian Action Management 5 ECTS
Anthropology and Intercultural Aspects of Humanitarian Action 5 ECTS
Public Health and Humanitarian Action 5 ECTS


The modules have been designed to round off the activities on capacity-building and problem- solving. They aim to provide the knowledge and skills required in a complex, interdisciplinary and international framework respecting the different historical educational backgrounds and variety of skills taught at the NOHA Network universities.

2nd Semester

  • Orientation Period
  • Dates: February-June
  • Course venue: one of the NOHA Network host universities
  • Language of instruction: language of instruction at the destination university (English or French)

All of the host universities focus on a specialist area during the second semester. Upon completing the Core Course, students choose an option at one of the NOHA host universities in the second semester.

The Orientation Period carries 30 ECTS taught at the NOHA host universities according to their specialist fields. The options are as follow:

  • Legal and Geopolitical Approaches of Humanitarian Action (Université Aix-Marseille)
  • Law and Leadership in Humanitarian Action (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
  • Societies in Transition (University College Dublin)
  • Disaster Analysis and Intervention Design (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
  • Forced Migration and Human Security (Università ta' Malta )
  • Conflicts, Peacebuilding and Religion (Uppsala Universitet)
  • Armed Conflicts and Humanitarian Action (Uniwersytet Warszawski)

Further information at: www.nohanet.org/masters

Other NOHA university students who spend the second semester at the University of Deusto will study the following programme:

  • Protection in Humanitarian Action (University of Deusto): new legal tendencies in protection and peacebuilding, programming protection, ethical management of humanitarian action, advanced management in humanitarian action and applied research in humanitarian action.

3rd Semester

  • Dates: July-December
  • Choice between Regional Training and Internships in NGOs or IGOs (office or field work)
  • Venue: A non European NOHA university/NGO or international agency.

The aim of this component is to ensure that students can confront new problems in their various dimensions, understand different realities, elaborate innovative solutions and become accustomed to checking their results. For this purpose, in the third semester, taking into account their previous experiences and career prospects, students may choose one of two tracks with the help of their supervisors: the professional track consisting of an internship or the research track which focuses on an introduction to research through seminars at different NOHA universities:

A.- Internships in NGOs or IGOs (office or field work)

Students complete a training module on Career Development and supervised internships.

  • Training module (10 ECTS)
  • Internships (20 ECTS)

Location: Home university/host university/humanitarian organisation
Duration: September- January
 

B.- Regional Training

This component makes students familiar with humanitarian action approaches in regional contexts, affording them the opportunity to cooperate, cope and work in a different culture and helps them to develop and adapt their research project to the regional context. Regional training is offered at the following member universities (further information will be provided soon):

  • Eastern Europe: Uniwersytet Warszawski (Poland)
  • Post-Soviet States: Vilniaus universitetas (Lithuania)
  • Caucasus region: Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Georgia)
  • Middle East: German Jordanian University (Jordan)
  • Middle East: Université Saint-Joseph (Lebanon) [taught in French]
  • Southern Africa: University of Western Cape (South Africa)
  • South Asia: Tata Institute of Social Sciences (India)
  • Mainland Southeast Asia: Chiang Mai University (Thailand
  • Mainland Southeast Asia: University of Social Sciences and Humanities (Vietnam)
  • Maritime Southeast Asia: Universitas Gadjah Mada (Indonesia)
  • Maritime Southeast Asia: International Islamic University (Malaysia)
  • East Asia: International Christian University (Japan)
  • Asia & Pacific: Deakin University (Australia)
  • Latin America: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia)
  • North America: Fordham University (United States)
     

 4th Semester

  • Master's Final Project (see MFP section)

Programme

Programme Structure

1st Semester

  • Intensive programme organised jointly by NOHA member universities.
  • Dates: The first weeks in September.
  • Venue: NOHA Network home universities
  • Language of instruction: English.


The NOHA Intensive Programme marks the beginning of the Master’s degree programme. In this joint inter-university course, approximately 140 students (an average of 20 per NOHA member university), over 40 academic and research staff, some 25 consultants, international experts, politicians, administrators and other representatives of non or intergovernmental organisations take part. A broad range of humanitarian action issues from the field as well the world of academia are examined, in addition to a combination of activities which are a vital part of the multicultural and interdisciplinary training required for professional humanitarian action in the future. Theory and practice are successfully combined in this programme, based on the NOHA Network teaching and learning policy.

The 2017-2018 Intensive Programme will be organised by the University of Warsaw

Further Information at: http://nohanet.org/masters 

  • Core course
  • Dates: September- January
  • Course venue: University of Deusto
  • Language of instruction: Spanish
     

The Intensive Programme is followed by a core course common to all the universities in the network. It is formed by five common core NOHA modules which have been jointly prepared by the Network faculty. Each of the five modules shown below carries 5 ECTS credits:
 

Modulos NOHA
Intensive Programme 5 ECTS
International Relations and Humanitarian Action 5 ECTS
International Law and Humanitarian Action 5 ECTS
Humanitarian Action Management 5 ECTS
Anthropology and Intercultural Aspects of Humanitarian Action 5 ECTS
Public Health and Humanitarian Action 5 ECTS


The modules have been designed to round off the activities on capacity-building and problem- solving. They aim to provide the knowledge and skills required in a complex, interdisciplinary and international framework respecting the different historical educational backgrounds and variety of skills taught at the NOHA Network universities.

2nd Semester

  • Orientation Period
  • Dates: February-June
  • Course venue: one of the NOHA Network host universities
  • Language of instruction: language of instruction at the destination university (English or French)

All of the host universities focus on a specialist area during the second semester. Upon completing the Core Course, students choose an option at one of the NOHA host universities in the second semester.

The Orientation Period carries 30 ECTS taught at the NOHA host universities according to their specialist fields. The options are as follow:

  • Legal and Geopolitical Approaches of Humanitarian Action (Université Aix-Marseille)
  • Law and Leadership in Humanitarian Action (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
  • Societies in Transition (University College Dublin)
  • Disaster Analysis and Intervention Design (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
  • Forced Migration and Human Security (Università ta' Malta )
  • Conflicts, Peacebuilding and Religion (Uppsala Universitet)
  • Armed Conflicts and Humanitarian Action (Uniwersytet Warszawski)

Further information at: www.nohanet.org/masters

Other NOHA university students who spend the second semester at the University of Deusto will study the following programme:

  • Protection in Humanitarian Action (University of Deusto): new legal tendencies in protection and peacebuilding, programming protection, ethical management of humanitarian action, advanced management in humanitarian action and applied research in humanitarian action.

3rd Semester

  • Dates: July-December
  • Choice between Regional Training and Internships in NGOs or IGOs (office or field work)
  • Venue: A non European NOHA university/NGO or international agency.

The aim of this component is to ensure that students can confront new problems in their various dimensions, understand different realities, elaborate innovative solutions and become accustomed to checking their results. For this purpose, in the third semester, taking into account their previous experiences and career prospects, students may choose one of two tracks with the help of their supervisors: the professional track consisting of an internship or the research track which focuses on an introduction to research through seminars at different NOHA universities:

A.- Internships in NGOs or IGOs (office or field work)

Students complete a training module on Career Development and supervised internships.

  • Training module (10 ECTS)
  • Internships (20 ECTS)

Location: Home university/host university/humanitarian organisation
Duration: September- January
 

B.- Regional Training

This component makes students familiar with humanitarian action approaches in regional contexts, affording them the opportunity to cooperate, cope and work in a different culture and helps them to develop and adapt their research project to the regional context. Regional training is offered at the following member universities (further information will be provided soon):

  • Eastern Europe: Uniwersytet Warszawski (Poland)
  • Post-Soviet States: Vilniaus universitetas (Lithuania)
  • Caucasus region: Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Georgia)
  • Middle East: German Jordanian University (Jordan)
  • Middle East: Université Saint-Joseph (Lebanon) [taught in French]
  • Southern Africa: University of Western Cape (South Africa)
  • South Asia: Tata Institute of Social Sciences (India)
  • Mainland Southeast Asia: Chiang Mai University (Thailand
  • Mainland Southeast Asia: University of Social Sciences and Humanities (Vietnam)
  • Maritime Southeast Asia: Universitas Gadjah Mada (Indonesia)
  • Maritime Southeast Asia: International Islamic University (Malaysia)
  • East Asia: International Christian University (Japan)
  • Asia & Pacific: Deakin University (Australia)
  • Latin America: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia)
  • North America: Fordham University (United States)
     

 4th Semester

  • Master's Final Project (see MFP section)