IHSA

The International Humanitarian Studies Association is a network engaged with the study of humanitarian crises caused by natural disaster, conflict or political instability.

Course Title Course Type Academic Type Country Language Institution Name URL
Abo Akademi University Master´s degree Academic Finland English Abo Akademi University Link to website
Taking a largely psychological and anthropological approach, students of this programme can look forward to engaging with far-reaching and highly relevant topics such as the escalation of war and its effect on cultural and social dynamics. The programme aims to help students understand the mechanisms behind conflict and encompasses the teaching of mediation, negotiation, and peace building from an objective and balanced perspective. Other areas of focus include subjects such as the evolution and escalation of aggression – the interdisciplinary nature of which provides a solid platform for students to base further independent research.
African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS) at Wits University’s School of Social Sciences Many options Academic South Africa English African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS) at Wits University’s School of Social Sciences Link to website
The African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS) is Africa’s leading scholarly institution for research and teaching on human mobility. Established in 1993, ACMS is an independent, interdisciplinary and internationally engaged institution focusing on the relationships among human movement politics, poverty, and social transformation. While oriented towards southern Africa, the Centre conducts collaborative scholarly and policy-oriented work across sub-Saharan Africa, and has partnerships in Asia, Europe and the Americas. It offers Africa’s only post-graduate degrees in migration and displacement studies and provides training to students and professionals on a number of topics including the sociology of migration, mobility and health, human rights, and research methods.
African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) at the University of Cape Town Many options Academic South Africa English African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) at the University of Cape Town Link to website
The African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) is the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) collective response to the challenge of climate change in the context of sustainable development in Africa. ACDI is an inter and transdisciplinary research and training Institute that brings together academics across UCT and beyond, NGOs, business, civil society and government to co-produce and test new insights, evidence and innovations that will help to solve Africa's climate and development challenges. The Climate Academy houses all climate change-based studies and courses at the University of Cape Town on one site. Whether you are a student or working professional, this site is for anyone wanting to expand their understanding of climate change and development issues in Africa through study. Navigate through the options on the left-hand side to find out more about the world-class degrees, professional short courses and online learning in climate change offered in different faculties across UCT as shown below.
American University Master´s degree Academic United States English American University Link to website
American University is a leader among Washington DC universities in global education. They offered several master programmes related with the field. One of them is the Ethics, Peace, and Human Rights MA Program. Today's international affairs professionals must grapple with the most difficult and complex issues of our time: human rights abuses, dynamics of war and peace, environmental degradation, violent conflicts, and more. The Ethics, Peace, and Human Rights MA Program uniquely combines ethics and international studies, preparing students to be ethically informed thinkers and practitioners in the analysis, development, and application of policy responses to contemporary global issues.
Arab Master’s Programme in Democracy and Human Rights Master´s degree Academic Lebanon English Link to website
The Arab Master in Democracy and Human Rights is a unique programme designed to meet the needs of students, professionals and experts who want to deepen their knowledge and develop their skills in the field of democratic governance and human rights in the Middle East and North Africa (Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia). Established in 2015, it is the youngest of the Global Campus’ regional masters. The programme was coordinated by the European Inter-University Centre during its first three editions, in collaboration with the University of Ca’ Foscari in Venice. It moved to Beirut in 2017 and is now coordinated by the Saint Joseph University. The Arab Master in Democracy and Human Rights aims to support the next generation of experts, academics and practitioners and to give them the practical experience needed for building up their professional career and academic activities.
Australian National University Master´s degree Non-Academic Australia English Australian National University Link to website
If you’re a development practitioner, or aspiring to be one, the Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development (MAAPD) will give you the practical and analytic skills you need to make a difference, and also the theory to assess your impact. The MAAPD is a highly-regarded qualification taught by leading academics with development work experience in the field The MAAPD has a number of themes to guide your course choices according to your passions: conflict, development, environment, gender, health, humanitarian, and indigenous.
Bhutan Institute of Himalayan Studies (BIHS) Many options Non-Academic Bhutan English Bhutan Institute of Himalayan Studies (BIHS) Link to website
Bhutan Institute of Himalayan Studies (BIHS) was established to provide professional development, research, and education opportunities for both national and international professionals. BIHS is focused on using existing and future scientific findings to design and deliver educational and training programs to equip both professional in-service officials as well as students with the skills required to find better employment and address emerging issues in the natural resources and sustainable development sector. BIHS offers Training programs and University programs
Bond Course Non-Academic United Kingdom English Bond Link to website
Bond is the UK network for organisations working in international development. During these increasingly difficult times, charities and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are finding it even harder to achieve their missions. We connect, strengthen and champion a dynamic network of diverse civil society organisations to help eradicate global poverty, inequality and injustice. We connect people in the sector so that they can share expertise and develop their skills through our events, training and communities of practice. We influence governments and policy-makers at national and international levels through our collective advocacy with civil society. We strengthen organisations to be more impactful and sustainable through our expertise, training, resources and support services.
Casa Refugiados Workshops Non-Academic Mexico Spanish; Castilian Casa Refugiados Link
Casa Refugiados works to promote the rights of people in movement (PEM: refugees, asylum seekers, displaced persons and migrants) with emphasis on supporting their integration. It operates in collaboration with the UNHCR in Mexico.
Center for conflict and humanitarian studies Master´s degree Academic Qatar English Center for conflict and humanitarian studies Link to website
The Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies (CHS) at the DOHA Institute for Gradute Students is an inter-disciplinary research and study center that conducts original and rigorous research on the causes, impact and responses to conflict, humanitarian crisis, state fragility and transitions in the Middle East and North Africa. ​The MSc in Conflict Management and Humanitarian Action (CMHA)​ is the flagship teaching activity for the CHS.
Center for Excellence in Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance Course Non-Academic United States English Center for Excellence in Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance Link to website
The Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (CFE-DM) is a U.S. Department of Defense organization that was established by U.S. Congress in 1994. . CFE-DM bridge understanding between civil and military responders, and to provide a DOD platform for building DMHA awareness and expertise in U.S. forces, and with partner nations in the Asia-Pacific. While maintaining a global mandate, the Asia-Pacific region is our priority of effort and collaboration is the cornerstone of our operational practice. Training programs available.
Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) at The American University of Cairo Post-graduate Academic Egypt English Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) at The American University of Cairo Link to website
The Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) at the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) is an interdisciplinary center for education, research, training, and outreach. They offer two graduate programs, winter short courses and have four research areas: Crisis of Current Displacement in the Middle East and North Africa; Protection Issues (Migrant and Refugee Rights); The Future of Labor Migration; Integration and Livelihood Challenges of Migrants and Refugees. They also produce papers and reports and have a database of migration and refugee materials.
Centre for Gandhian Thought and Peace Studies at Central University of Gujarat Many options Academic India English Centre for Gandhian Thought and Peace Studies at Central University of Gujarat Link to the website
The Centre for Gandhian Thought and Peace Studies was established in 2011. The Centre offers M.Phil.-PhD Integrated Programme in Gandhian Thought and Peace Studies and M.A. in Political Science. Besides class room teaching and dissertation/seminar project writings, field study is the essential component of both programmes.
Centre for Human Rights at University of Pretoria Many options Academic South Africa English Centre for Human Rights at University of Pretoria Link to the website
The Centre for Human Rights at University of Pretoria, is an internationally recognised university-based institution combining academic excellence and effective activism to advance human rights, particularly in Africa. It aims to contribute to advancing human rights, through education, research and advocacy. It works towards human rights education in Africa, a greater awareness of human rights, the wide dissemination of publications on human rights in Africa, and the improvement of the rights of women, people living with HIV, indigenous peoples, sexual minorities and other disadvantaged or marginalised persons or groups across the continent. The Centre is both an academic department and a non-governmental organisation.
Centre for Migration Studies at University of Ghana Many options Ghana English Centre for Migration Studies at University of Ghana Link to the website
Centre for Migration Studies at University of Ghana mandate is to undertake research, teaching, training, capacity building, policy assessment, development and dissemination in the area of migration research. It is the only centre in the West African sub-region offering MA/MPhil and PhD programmes in migration studies.
Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation Course Non-Academic Switzerland English Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation Link to website
The Centre of Competence facilitates the capture, analysis and sharing of humanitarian negotiation experiences and practices with a view to supporting a more systematic approach to frontline negotiation. It provides a space for multiagency dialogue and intends to foster a community of practice among humanitarian negotiators. Ocasional on-demand courses.
Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC) Many options Academic Hong Kong English Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC) Link to the website
Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC) has been established by the joint effort of Oxford University and The Chinese University of Hong Kong as a non-profit research centre to carry out research, training and community knowledge transfer in the area of disaster and medical humanitarian response in Greater China and the Asia-Pacific Region since April 2011. CCOUC aims to minimise the negative health impact of disasters experienced by vulnerable populations in the region by serving as a platform for research, education, and community knowledge transfer in the areas of disaster and medical humanitarian crisis policy development, planning, and response. The goal of CCOUC is to be the leading research and academic training centre of the Asia-Pacific Region in these areas. Information available in Cantonese and English.
Core Humanitarian Standard Alliance Course Non-Academic Switzerland English Core Humanitarian Standard Alliance Link to website
CHS Alliance improves the effectiveness and impact of assistance to people and communities vulnerable to risk and affected by disaster, conflict or poverty, by working with humanitarian and development actors on quality, accountability and people management initiatives. Formed in 2015 by the merger of HAP International and People In Aid, the Alliance brings together more than two decades of experience supporting the sector in applying standards and good practices. Creating a truly global enterprise, it already has a membership of more than 240 organisations that are headquartered in 55 capitals and operating in more than 160 countries worldwide. Training Programs available.
Deakin University Master´s degree Academic Australia English Deakin University Link to website
If you’re working in or wishing to work in the humanitarian sector, kick-start your career with an industry-relevant, formal qualification. This course in humanitarian assistance is strategically positioned as the first course of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region. It builds a unique platform where humanitarian practitioners and academics can share knowledge and experience, with a focus on improving leadership, preparedness and response capacities to national and international emergencies. Combining theory and practice, the course is delivered using both Deakin’s interactive online study and intensive, located learning practice-based units. Coupled with action-based research in the sector this course enables you to be an effective and highly-skilled worker, both in Australia and internationally.
Disaster Ready E-Course Non-Academic United States English DisasterReady Link to website
Trusted by more than 130,000 humanitarians and developed in collaboration with leading aid agencies and humanitarian experts, DisasterReady.org makes cutting-edge professional development resources available to relief and development workers and volunteers - anywhere, anytime, at no cost. DisasterReady.org’s online learning library of more than 1,000 training resources is constantly expanding and covers core topics such as Humanitarianism, Program/Operations, Protection, Staff Welfare, Management and Leadership, Staff Safety & Security, and Soft Skills. DisasterReady.org is available as an open online learning portal for individuals to register on their own or for organizations looking to provide online training to employees and volunteers.
Especialización en Cultura de Paz y Derecho Internacional Humanitario at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Cali Post-graduate Academic Colombia English Especialización en Cultura de Paz y Derecho Internacional Humanitario at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Cali Link to the website
The goal of this specialization in Peace Culture and International Humanitarian Rights is to provide students with the conceptual foundations to analyze issues related to conflict, peace, Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law, in order to make possible, from the horizon of action and the exercise of citizenship, the application of the rights enshrined in national and international regulations and to promote and support the activity of organizations and institutions oriented in this direction.
Executive Master in Disaster Risk and Crisis Management at the Asian Institute of Management Master´s degree Academic Philippines English Executive Master in Disaster Risk and Crisis Management at the Asian Institute of Management Link to the website
The Executive Master in Disaster Risk and Crisis Management at the Asian Institute of Management equips students with the skills they need to build resilient Asian organizations and communities using management and leadership principles, as well as good business practices. Students will learn how to assess and analyze the disaster risk and crisis environment and operating context, and develop coordinated and integrated approaches to address different types of disasters and crises.
Global Health Institute at the American University of Beirut Many options Academic Lebanon English Global Health Institute at the American University of Beirut Link to the website
The Global Health Institute at the American University of Beirut addresses global health challenges with a focus on context and sustainable impact by employing an interdisciplinary approach. They have three divisions: programs, academy and assist (consultancy services). The primary focus of GHI are challenges that are affecting the MENA region, but have relevance to and impact on other regions in the Global South.
Graduate Certificate in African Humanitarian Studies at Ohio University Post-graduate Academic United States English Ohio University Link to the website
The purpose of the Graduate Certificate in African Humanitarian Studies is to channel the growing interest shown by students today in research and careers related to humanitarian interventions in non-western settings related to poverty, natural disasters, and conflict. While African Studies at Ohio University presents a holistic view of the continent there is call to focus on the role of the world community in resolving some of Africa's most pressing humanitarian issues. The Certificate takes advantage of the faculty members teaching in association with the Ohio University National Resource Center for African Studies and the Institute for the African Child, as well as faculty in programs such as International Development Studies, Communication and Development Studies, or Public Administration.
Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) E-Course Non-Academic Iceland English Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) Link to website
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI) was officially launched in 2014. Housed in and led by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, the HKJCDPRI aims to build a prepared community in Hong Kong to respond to disasters. With our academic and community partners, we provide a platform for comprehensive training, research, policy discussion and knowledge exchange to enhance our knowledge in building resilience in the community. They believe in the blended learning approach in using mixed modalities including e-learning, face-to-face teaching, simulation-based experiential learning and field-based exercises to drive learning impact and transfer knowledge into practice.
Humanitarian Academy at Harvard (HAH) Many options Academic United States English Humanitarian Academy at Harvard (HAH) Link to website
The Humanitarian Academy is dedicated to educating and training current and future generations of humanitarian leaders. We aim to create a professional pathway for students and practitioners of all levels in the humanitarian space and to serve as a prototype for other academic centers of excellence in humanitarian education. Components of the Academy currently include: a certificate program for graduate students at the Harvard School of Public Health (called the interdisciplinary concentration in Humanitarian Studies, Ethics and Human Rights) and short courses for humanitarian professionals, as well simulated and field-based experiential learning opportunities, mentoring, and community-building around humanitarian issues.
Humanitarian Academy for Development Course Non-Academic United Kingdom English Humanitarian Academy for Development Link to website
Established in 2013 as the Leadership and Development arm of Islamic Relief Worldwide, the Humanitarian Academy for Development (HAD) is now a centre of excellence serving the Leadership, Research and Talent Development needs of the humanitarian sector. Our mission is to enhance the knowledge and skills of the humanitarian sector and through capacity building, applied research and leadership development.
Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at The University of Manchester Many options Academic United Kingdom English Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at The University of Manchester Link to website
HCRI is global centre for the study of humanitarianism and conflict response, global health, international disaster management and peace building. Their work is driven by a desire to inform and support policy and decision makers, to optimise collaborations between partner organisations, and to foster increased understanding and debate within the field.
Humanitarian Leadership Academy E-Course Non-Academic United Kingdom English Humanitarian Leadership Academy Link
This pathway will introduce you to the foundations of humanitarian response, and help you develop the essential skills and knowledge for working in the humanitarian sector, as established in the globally recognized Core Humanitarian Competency Framework (CHCF).
Humanitarian U E-Course Non-Academic Canada English Humanitarian U Link to website
Founded by Dr. Kirsten Johnson, Humanitarian U is a social enterprise that is one of the leading educational organizations globally to deliver professional certification and training to humanitarian workers around the world, anywhere, anytime. Through Dr. Johnson’s network, Humanitarian U’s web-based and face-to-face training programs provide universities, emergency medical teams, non-governmental organizations and individual aid workers with the front-line, field-driven knowledge required to face the most challenging situations with safe and dynamic solutions.
IE School of Global Public Affairs 2019 Master´s degree Academic Spain English IE School of Global Public Affairs 2019 Link to website
IE’s School of Global and Public Affairs and the United Nations System Staff College have partnered to provide a Master in International Development, a world-class training for professionals who want to tackle the complex challenges associated with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Students will receive world-class training that will enable them to promote sustainable social, economic and environmental prosperity around the world.
Institute for Humanitarian Rights and Humanitarian Studies Many options Non-Academic United States English Institute for Humanitarian Rights and Humanitarian Studies Link to website
The Institute for Human Rights & Humanitarian Studies at Webster University combines support for teaching, research, and service to promote global citizenship among its students, staff, and alumni. Human rights are the foundation for global civil society, and the Institute is an important resource for spurring positive change and inspiring future leaders. The institute offers: Master of Arts in International Human Rights (MA), Bachelor of Arts in International Human Rights (BA), Undergraduate Minor in International Human Rights and an Undergraduate Certificate in International Human Rights.
Institute for Social Development at University of the Western Cape (UWC) Post-graduate Academic South Africa English University of the Western Cape (UWC) Link to the website
The Institute for Social Development offers Honours and Masters Degree in Development Studies as well as PhD programme by thesis - and offers some courses on migration. These course are designed for those planning a career in the field of economic and social development as policy-makers, activist, administrators, developers, researchers or teachers.
Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies of Dhaka University Many options Academic Bangladesh English Dhaka University Link to the website
The Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies is a non-profit academic and research institute for encouraging, sponsoring and promoting multi-disciplinary basic and action research aimed at burgeoning and sharing the comprehensive knowledge on the vulnerabilities of disaster affected people of global order specially the women, men, children, disabled, indigenous communities, minorities, disadvantaged and destitute of developing world including Bangladesh. The institute also ventilates the research activities, develop policy planning in disaster field and also assess its implementation in a more meaningful way. The institute primarily acts as an academic and research institute to share the disaster and vulnerability related experiences and knowledge.
Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs Many options Academic United States English Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs Link to website
The Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) prepares current and future aid workers with the knowledge and skills needed to respond effectively in times of humanitarian crisis and disaster. Our courses are borne of an interdisciplinary curriculum that combines academic theory with the practical experience of seasoned humanitarian professionals. The Institute offers: Undergraduate Major and Minor in Humanitarian Studies, Undergraduate Summer Session, Master’s Degree Program in International Humanitarian Action (MIHA), Master's Degree Program in Humanitarian Studies (MSHS), International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (IDHA), Humanitarian Training Courses and Graduate Certificate Programs.
Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs - Fordham University Post-graduate Academic United States English Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs - Fordham University Link
The Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) prepares current and future aid workers with the knowledge and skills needed to respond effectively in times of humanitarian crisis and disaster. Our courses are borne of an interdisciplinary curriculum that combines academic theory with the practical experience of seasoned humanitarian professionals.
Institute of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict Master´s degree Academic Germany English Institute of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict Link to website
The Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (Institut für Friedenssicherungsrecht und Humanitäres Völkerrecht, IFHV) was founded in 1988 by famous international legal scholar and then rector of the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB, Germany) Professor Knut Ipsen. The IFHV is a central research instiute of the RUB. It conducts independent research in the field of the international law of peace and armed conflict and in the field of humanitarian studies. Together with European and international partners, it also offers Europe's leading master on humanitarian action (NOHA Master).
Instituto de Estudios sobre Conflictos y Acción Humanitaria Course Non-Academic Spain Spanish; Castilian Instituto de Estudios sobre Conflictos y Acción Humanitaria Link to website
En un sector donde el valor añadido reside en las personas, la formación tiene una importancia fundamental para la calidad de nuestro trabajo. A través del Área de formación, el IECAH quiere responder a una demanda del público en general, de los profesionales de la cooperación internacional y de las organizaciones (ONG, administraciones y empresas). Para abarcar todas estas necesidades, la oferta formativa del Instituto cubre un amplio abanico de temas, nivel de profundización y formatos de cursos. La organización de nuestras actividades formativas se articula en torno a metodologías complementarias equilibrando los componentes teóricos (clases "magistrales", mesas redondas...) y prácticos (estudios de caso, juego de roles,...).
International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP) Course Non-Academic Belgium English International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP) Link to website
PHAP is the individual-based professional association bringing together all parts of the humanitarian sector. With a shared vision that human life and dignity are safeguarded in the face of humanitarian crises, the association’s mission is to empower capable and informed professionals to transform humanitarian action. PHAP works as an association bringing people together but also training people in the humanitarian sector and publishing relevant resources. For resources go to "Themes" and for education and training opportunities go to "Training".
International Institute of Human Rights - Foundation René Cassin Many options Non-Academic France English International Institute of Human Rights - Foundation René Cassin Link to website
True to the vision and the work of René Cassin, the Foundation has been created by a decree published in the official journal on December 13th 2015. It aims to implement the defence and the promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms through teaching and research in complete independence and in a scientific spirit. The Foundation offers many teaching sessions related to human rights linked to actual issues. These training sessions enables the actors of human rights to deepen their knowledge in order to succeed in protecting efficiently human rights by supplying the necessary tools needed for the prevention but also to the sanction of human rights violations. The Foundation organises scientific events on thematics linked to the human rights and supports numerous academic events throughout the year. Moreover, the representatives of the Foundation intervene regularly during seminars, conferences or study days.
International Institute of Social Studies - Erasmus University of Rotterdam Master´s degree Academic Netherlands English International Institute of Social Studies - Erasmus University of Rotterdam Link to website
The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) is an international graduate school of policy-oriented critical social science. It brings together students and teachers from the Global South and the North in a European environment. Established in 1952 as the International Institute of Social Studies by Dutch universities and the Netherlands Ministry of Education it does research, teaching and public service in the field of development studies and international cooperation. ISS offers a Master of Arts in Development Studies.
International Peace & Security Institute (IPSI) Many options Non-Academic United States English Creative Learning Link to the website
The International Peace & Security Institute (IPSI), a division of Creative Learning, empowers the next generation of peacemakers. Founded on the core belief that education can mitigate violent conflict, IPSI facilitates the transfer of knowledge and skills to a global audience from the world's premier political leaders, academic experts, practitioners, and advocates. The Institute develops comprehensive training programs, advances scholarly research, and promotes efforts to raise public awareness of peace and security issues. In all of its ventures, IPSI supports social entrepreneurs, including program alumni, who generate innovative projects to positively impact their communities and the world. Through the combination of educational training and material assistance, the Institute speeds the development of future peace and security leaders and encourages the creation of sustainable initiatives.
KALU Institute Course Non-Academic Spain Spanish; Castilian KALU Institute Link to website
Kalu Institute is a registered NGO in Andalusia (R-0278) and a National Association (595169) constituted in Spain under Law 1/2002. Our aim is to strengthen humanitarian response through training aid workers, developing and disseminating highly applicable research findings, and supporting innovative technologies within the sector.
King´s College London Master´s degree Academic United Kingdom English King´s College London Link to website
The Conflict, Security and Development Research Group (CSDRG) is based within the Department of War Studies at King´s College London, the largest and most successful European university group of scholars focused on research relating to all aspects of war, peace, security and international relations past, present and future.We also teach a world-leading Conflict, Security and Development MA programme. Our Conflict, Security and Development MA programme explores the conceptual, historical and policy issues surrounding security and development and how these manifest themselves in the wider context of contemporary warfare and international security.
L´école Humanitaire de référence - Institutbioforce Course Certificate France French L´école Humanitaire de référence - Institutbioforce Link to website
As we are firm believers that the quality of humanitarian aid provided to the most vulnerable people depends primarily on the capacities of individuals involved, all our experience and know-how are dedicated to helping them build and improve their capacities. Diploma in Project Management and online courses offered.
London School of Economics - Department of International Development Master´s degree Academic United Kingdom English London School of Economics - Department of International Development Link to website
The Department of International Development (ID) was established in 1990 as the Development Studies Institute (DESTIN) to promote interdisciplinary postgraduate teaching and research on processes of social, political and economic development and change.
Maestría en Ambiente y Desarrollo Sustentable at National University of Quilmes Master´s degree Argentina Spanish; Castilian National University of Quilmes Link to the website
The Master's Degree in Environment and Sustainable Development has as a frame of reference the most recent advances produced in international fields on the environmental knowledge necessary to respond to the current environmental crisis.
Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Resolution in partnership with the Istanbul Policy Center at the Sabancı University Master´s degree Academic Turkey English Sabancı University Link to the website
The Master of Arts Program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution is an interdisciplinary program dedicated to improve the understanding and resolution of current, often violent social conflicts. The program combines both micro and macro level analyses that link theory with practice.
Master of Arts in Environmental Security and Sustainable Development at Mount Kenya University Master´s degree Academic Kenya English Mount Kenya University Link to the website
The Master of Arts in Environmental Security and Sustainable Development at Mount Kenya University objective is to develop an integrated and critical understanding among learners of the link between environmental security and sustainable development. The programme is designed to take between two (2) to four (4) academic years to complete.
Master of Arts in Global Migration and Policy at Tel-Aviv University Master´s degree Academic Israel English Tel-Aviv University Link to the website
Master of Arts in Global Migration and Policy at Tel-Aviv University is an interdisciplinary master’s program taught in English that offers students the opportunity to engage critically with national and international issues that are at the forefront of today’s debates around migration and policy.
Master of Arts in Human Rights and Democratization at the Institut des sciences politiques Universite Saint Joseph Master´s degree Academic Lebanon English Universite Saint Joseph Link to the website
The Master of Arts in Human Rights and Democratization at the Institut des sciences politiques Universite Saint Joseph is an two year MA program in French aimed to train experts on democratic transitions and processes, including electoral processes and human rights. The website is also available in French.
Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies at Makerere University Master´s degree Non-Academic Uganda English Makerere University Link to the website
The Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies programme is an academic unit of Makerere University established to contribute to the culture of peace through teaching, training, research, publication and community outreach in the great lakes region. As an academic unit of the University, our interest is to contribute to efficiency and effectiveness in the analysis and response to conflict transformation processes undertaken by government, the UN, INGOs, NGOs, cultural institutions, religious organizations, and the private sector.
Master of Arts in Political Science & Human Rights at Indira Gandhi National Tribal University Master´s degree Academic India English Indira Gandhi National Tribal University Link to the website
The duration of the course is two years / four semesters.
Master of Law Program in International Human Rights Law at Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia Master´s degree Academic Cambodia English Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia Link to the website
Master of Law Program in International Human Rights Law at Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia has been jointly developed by PUC-FLPA and Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) and will offer a unique opportunity for committed individuals to obtain an international level postgraduate qualification in international human rights law in Cambodia. Staff at justice sector institutions, government institutions, non-governmental organization, academic institutions and freshly graduated students are likely to find the programme useful.
Master of Laws in International Law and Human Rights at Hebrew University in Jerusalem Master´s degree Academic Israel English Hebrew University in Jerusalem Link to the website
The Master of Laws in International Law and Human Rights at Hebrew University in Jerusalem offers students a rich variety of specialized courses in the main fields of international law – international organizations, conflict resolution, the laws of war, immigration law, international criminal law etc. – and in key areas of human rights law – including multiculturalism, human rights and counter-terrorism and transitional justice.
Master of Science in Disaster Management (Resilience, Response and Relief) at Hong Kong Polytechiniq University Master´s degree Academic Hong Kong English Hong Kong Polytechiniq University Link to the website
The Master of Science in Disaster Management (Resilience, Response and Relief) at Hong Kong Polytechiniq University provides participants with the opportunity to develop and expand knowledge, understanding and judgment in theoretical and practical disaster management and humanitarian action. This programme is a purely distance learning course.
Master of Social Work/Migration and Refugees at The German Jordanian University Master´s degree Academic Jordan English German Jordanian University Link to the website
The Master of Social Work/Migration and Refugees at The German Jordanian University links theoretical study with field-oriented commitment. In addition to its interdisciplinary approach that offers an understanding of social work targeting forced migration in contexts of conflicts, development projects, natural disasters and environmental change. The program offers two options for the study plan: Thesis Track and Non-Thesis Track. The goal is to equip graduates with both theoretical knowledge and applied skills to advance current practice and career with refugees and in humanitarian field as well as skills for continuing professional development.
Master's at the Department of Social & Policy Sciences postgraduate studies at University of Bath Master´s degree Academic United Kingdom English University of Bath Link to the website
The Department of Social & Policy Sciences at University of Bath offers 1-2 years full or part time master programs in International Development with Conflict and Humanitarian Action (MSc) and Security, Conflict and Human Rights (MRes). The programmes are aimed to engage with current debates in policy and practice and grounded in interdisciplinary social sciences, you will develop the tools and confidence to work towards creative solutions that address practical problems in strategic ways. Four distinct pathways provide a choice of flexibility and breadth, or the chance to pursue a particular interest in greater depth.
Master's in Climate Change and Development at University of Cape Town Master´s degree Academic South Africa English University of Cape Town Link to the website
They offer two Master programs, one Master of Science and one Master of Philosophy in Climate Change and Development. They are full-time, one-year taught Master’s course provides interdisciplinary training in climate change and sustainable development, with a focus on the issues of relevance to African development. It runs from February to February each year. In addition to this course there are other courses offered by affiliated departments and research centres at the University of Cape Town.
Master's in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa (HRDA) at Centre for Human Rights University of Pretoria Post-graduate Academic South Africa English Centre for Human Rights University of Pretoria Link to the website
Centre for Human Rights University of Pretoria offers a Master in Law and Master of Philosophy in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa (HRDA). There are a prestigious one-year intensive course where students spend six months in Pretoria and six months at one of the 12 partner universities all over Africa. They are taught by eminent lecturers in the field of human rights and undergo many practical training exercises. It is the only course of its kind in Africa.
Master's in International Human Rights Law at Mekelle University Master´s degree Academic Ethiopia English Mekelle University Link to the website
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Network on Humanitarian Action - NOHA Many options Non-Academic Belgium English Network on Humanitarian Action - NOHA Link to website
NOHA Network is an international association of universities that aims to enhance professionalism in the humanitarian sector through education & training, research & publications, and projects. NOHA’s education and training programme currently offers the inter-university and multidisciplinary Joint Master’s Degree in International Humanitarian Action, annual thematic schools, awareness raising seminars and undergraduate modules.
Oxford Refugee Studies Centre Master´s degree Academic United Kingdom English Oxford Refugee Studies Centre Link to website
The RSC works on two core activities mainly. Research – The RSC provides multidisciplinary, independent and critical scholarship on factors determining and resulting from the forced displacement of populations. The Centre drives scholarship and social scientific debates on forced migration both through its own work and by encouraging collaboration between academics from a wide range of institutions and university departments. The RSC’s teaching programme is designed to support and develop the next generation of scholars and thinkers, as well as to foster a culture of critical reflection within the wider humanitarian community. The nine-month MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies places forced migration in an academic framework, preparing you for doctoral study or for work relevant to human rights, refugees and migration.
Palacký University in Olomouc Many options Academic Czech Republic English Palacký University in Olomouc Link to website
Although in 2013 Palacký University in Olomouc celebrated 440 years since its establishment, which makes it the second oldest university in the Czech Republic, it is far from an old-fashioned institution. On the contrary, in recent years it has become one of the fastest growing schools of its kind. The eight faculties of Palacký University offer over three hundred degree programmes and their combinations, with many courses available in foreign languages. Basically, everything is included, ranging from theology, teacher education, law, physical education, sports, through humanities, social sciences, art history, varied sciences, medicine and healthcare sciences. The Olomouc University places emphasis on the individual approach and instruction of foreign languages, study abroad programmes and practical training with professionals in the field. On the other hand, students are given sufficient space for their extracurricular activities, whether in university sports facilities (the docks, gym, sports fields), culture (film clubs, student theatres, magazines) or in the context of social events ("Majáles" festival, dance balls, departmental parties).
Pós-graduação em Desenvolvimento, Sociedade e Cooperação Internacional at Brasilia University (UNB) Master´s degree Academic Brazil Portuguese University of Brasilia Link to the website
The Master of Arts in Development, Society and International Cooperation at Brasilia University (UNB) goal is to promote reflection and discussion on the issue of Development in a broad, interdisciplinary perspective, based on the literature on the subject, in national and international experiences, developing a highly qualified analytical capacity.
Postgraduate Diploma in Forced Migration at Moi University Post-graduate Academic Kenya English Moi University Link to the website
No detailed information about the MA program.
Redr UK Many options Non-Academic United Kingdom English Redr UK Link to website
RedR UK trains life-savers. We give people the skills to be ready for, and respond to major disasters like earthquakes, floods, conflict and drought. Many training opportunities offered.
Ruhr Bochum Master´s degree Academic Germany English Ruhr Bochum Link to website
The innovative character of the IEE degree is not only the spectrum of methods that it offers to the student but also its practical orientation throughout the programme; students are confronted with the practical problems of planning, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects. The Master in Development Management gives students a solid theoretical background and introduces the necessary tools for dealing with the practical problems of managing development programmes and projects.
School of Arts and Social Sciences at Uganda Martyrs University Many options Academic Uganda English Uganda Martyrs University Link to the website
The School of Arts and Social Sciences at Uganda Martyrs University offers different postgraduate programs related to human rights, refugee and migration studies, conflict management and governance.
School of Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance at Masinde Muliro University of Science & Technology Many options Academic Kenya English Masinde Muliro University of Science & Technology Link to the website
The School of Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance at Masinde Muliro University of Science & Technology offers several programmes, in Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate, and Postgraduate levels. The School demonstrates synergies across natural sciences, social sciences and humanities with a focus on building people-centered and participatory approaches towards disaster risk reduction and disaster response. It has carried out systematic work in areas of disaster governance, poverty and exclusion, food security, conflict, human security, geographic information system (GIS) and logistics in relation to disasters.
School of Humanitarian Studies at the Royal Roads University Many options Academic Canada English Royal Roads University Link to website
The School of Humanitarian Studies at Royal Roads University offers interdisciplinary programs with an unique balance of theoretical content and experiential learning. Courses are taught by expert faculty with years of field experience, using a supportive approach that draws on real-life situations. They offered a Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies as well as different Master of Arts programs.
SOAS University London Master´s degree Academic United Kingdom English SOAS University London Link to website
The Department of Development Studies is globally recognised as the home for interdisciplinary learning, study and research in international development and humanitarian action. We offer a range of degree programmes on-campus and online, bringing together a cross and interdisciplinary approach that combines political-economy, economics, politics, anthropology, and history amongst others. Our academic staff create an intellectually engaged and challenging space across the many branches of international development and humanitarianism that make up Development Studies (including political economy, globalisation, migration and displacement, conflict, humanitarian action, labour, political ecology, and aid and institutions to name a few). Combined with exceptional resources and our interdisciplinary approach, we offer a unique learning and research opportunity for our diverse and vibrant student community.
Sphere Course Non-Academic Switzerland English Sphere Link to website
The Sphere movement was started in 1997 by a group of humanitarian professionals aiming to improve the quality of humanitarian work during disaster response. With this goal in mind, they framed a Humanitarian Charter and identified a set of humanitarian standards to be applied in humanitarian response. Initially developed by non-governmental organisations, along with the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the Sphere standards have become a primary reference tool for national and international NGOs, volunteers, UN agencies, governments, donors, the private sector, and many others. Today, Sphere is a worldwide community which brings together and empowers practitioners to improve the quality and accountability of humanitarian assistance.
Terram Pacis Course Certificate Norway English Terram Pacis Link to website
Established in 2010, Terram Pacis is a human rights, independent, humanitarian and non-profit organisation, highly passionate about youth & adult education. Changing lives makes us happy! We truly believe in transformative power of non-formal education; its ability to simplify the way we teach, learn, perform & elevate experiences.
The Israeli School of Humanitarian Action Many options Academic Israel English The Israeli School of Humanitarian Action Link to website
The Israeli School of Humanitarian Action was established within the Eco-Encounter Institute and is aiming to enlarge professionalism through consistent fusion between the academic sector and the field. The school caters to a diverse group of professionals, providing knowledge, consultancy and practical tools to advance humanitarian relief efforts striving to the highest standards. They provide several courses.
Twinning Program at the Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief & Development Many options Non-Academic Afghanistan English Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief & Development Link to the website
The Twinning Program at the Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief & Development aims to address this by pairing national NGOs with international NGOs that provide mentoring and guidance to their Afghan counterpart on institutional management, humanitarian practices, and strategy.
University College of Dublin Master´s degree Academic Ireland English University College of Dublin Link to website
The UCD Centre for Humanitarian Action (UCD CHA) is an inter-disciplinary research and teaching platform focused on international humanitarian action, whose mission is to enhance the professional delivery of humanitarian action through the provision of inter-disciplinary and internationally recognised research to inform academic policy and practice. The UCD - CHA offers a MSc in Humanitarian Action.
University for Peace Many options Academic Costa Rica English University for Peace Link to the website
The University for Peace is a higher education institution which offers Master of Arts and Doctorate degrees in the fields of Environment and Development, International Law, and Peace and Conflict Studies. It was created in December 1980 by mandate from the United Nations.
University of Bayreuth Master´s degree Academic Germany English University of Bayreuth Link to website
Processes of development, change, and globalization in Latin America, Asia, and Africa are playing an increasingly important global role in this day and age. The interdisciplinary master’s programme “Development Studies” addresses the causes, conditions, and consequences of such processes. Here you have the chance to look at “development” from different perspectives, to link methodological and theoretical approaches, and to detect connections between social, political, and spatial conditions. During your studies, you will gain the ability to analyse development problems and processes of global and local change, to discuss them in consideration of theories from the social sciences and economics, and to apply them in practice as part of a projectfocussed unit of study.
University of Cambridge - Centre of Development Studies Master´s degree Academic United Kingdom English University of Cambridge - Centre of Development Studies Link to website
The Centre of Development Studies provides a focus for students wishing to undertake an MPhil or PhD in the area of development. We provide interdisciplinary training where content and style have kept abreast with the changing reality of the developing world.
University of Cape Town Master´s degree Academic South Africa English University of Cape Town Link to website
The Department of Sociology's Development Studies Programme prepares postgraduate students for entry into the professional development community. This community straddles many spheres including community and other non-governmental organisations, research organisations, agencies at various levels of government, media organisations and possibly corporate social responsibility offices. It is envisaged that MPhil (Development Studies) graduates will eventually take leading positions in this community; developing and disseminating knowledge about those sectors of society worst affected by socio-economic inequity, and devising strategies for them to gain access to resources and grow their capacity to optimise these resources.
University of Delaware Master´s degree United States English University of Delaware Link to website
The M.S. in Disaster Science and Management and PhD in Disaster Science and Management programs at University of Delaware approach disasters from an interdisciplinary point of view. The programs emphasize theories, research methodologies, and policies related to emergency preparedness, mitigation, management and response. For the M.S., two options are offered – a non-thesis M.S. and an M.S. with thesis. The non-thesis M.S. is considered to be a terminal degree. Students interested in research or continuing for a PhD should consider the thesis option​.
University of Edinburgh Master´s degree Academic Ireland English University of Edinburgh Link to website
International Development is concerned with the idea of good change, but who decides what constitutes ‘good change’? How should such change happen? What unintended consequences might the pursuit of change create? The MSc in Africa and International Development encourages you to critically explore these questions, in the context of Africa. Our course offers you a unique opportunity to acquire a combination of interdisciplinary, regional expertise with a critical knowledge of international development theory and practice. With this grounding, many of our students have gone on to work in development for charities, government agencies, international organisations, think-tanks or advocacy groups. Our degree can also serve as a stepping-stone for a career in research or academia.
University of Geneva - The Geneva School of Social Sciences (G3S) Master´s degree Academic Switzerland English University of Geneva - The Geneva School of Social Sciences (G3S) Link to website
The Geneva School of Social Sciences (G3S) was created on 1 January 2014. As a center for learning, research, exchange, and publication, it seeks to explore the challenges of contemporary societies: economic and cultural globalization; shifting political and social identities; individual and collective vulnerability; economic, social and spatial inequality; etc.. These challenges require the multi-disciplinary analytical skills and expertise that G3S researchers bring to the table.
University of Haifa Master´s degree Academic Israel English University of Haifa Link to website
The University of Haifa, established in 1972, is one of Israel’s leading research universities, and it is dedicated not only to academic excellence but to social responsibility as well. An exciting and inspiring cultural mosaic, the University of Haifa is a microcosm of Israeli society. The diverse student population of 18,000 students is made up of Jews and Muslims, Christians and Baha’i, Druze and Bedouin, new immigrants and native Israelis. The Faculty of Social Sciences is excited to offer a rigorous one-year international graduate program in Peace and Conflict Management. Viewed through both international and regional lenses, the field of conflict management will be explored in its many facets, with special attention paid to the wider Middle East conflict while conceptual, practical and comparative elements of conflict management of other global conflicts are examined.
University of Malta Master´s degree Academic Malta English University of Malta Link to website
The Joint Master’s Programme in International Humanitarian Action is an inter-university multidisciplinary postgraduate programme that provides high quality academic education and professional competences for personnel working or intending to work in the area of humanitarian action.
University of Oxford Master´s degree Academic United Kingdom English University of Oxford Link to website
The two-year MPhil in Development Studies will provide you with a rigorous and critical introduction to development as a process of managed and unmanaged change in societies in the global South. The course is an excellent preparation for a career in development policy or practice or for further study in the field.
University of Passau Master´s degree Academic Germany English University of Passau Link to website
The M.A. Development Studies programme enables students to develop the advanced knowledge, analytical skills, and conceptual frameworks required to understand and navigate the complexities of economic and social development. Students enrolled in the programme gain insights into the economic, social, ethical, and cultural contexts and constraints of development. The programme provides outstanding opportunities to put theory into practice through international field research, with a strong focus on integrating quantitative and qualitative methods. The programme addresses the worldwide need for experts in the expanding field of development research as well as for project managers in international development cooperation.
University of Sussex - Institute of Development Studies Master´s degree Academic United Kingdom English University of Sussex - Institute of Development Studies Link to website
Develop the analytical and practical skills required to address some of today’s most pressing global challenges including inequality, sustainability and security. Based at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), you’ll learn how to approach development problems with creativity, confidence and the ability to work collaboratively. You’ll develop an understanding of the main debates in development, and engage in informed and critical ways with professionals from diverse backgrounds.
Utrecht University Master´s degree Academic Netherlands English Utrecht University Link to website
The multidisciplinary Master's programme in International Development Studies at University of Utrecht addresses current development challenges and engages with these highly important and urgent issues. In particular, the programme focuses on topics surrounding migration/mobilities, climate change, land governance, urbanisation and corporate social responsibility. You will study in an international environment, with peers and staff from diverse disciplinary and cultural backgrounds. A research-oriented internship abroad is a core component of the programme. International Development Studies takes prides in its large, expanding, and active alumni and friends network.
Wageningen University Master´s degree Academic Netherlands English Wageningen University Link to website
The master's programme International Development Studies is a two-year MSc programme. It focuses on worldwide social transformation processes related to livelihoods, agro-food networks and the environment in a dynamic international context. In the programme social, economic, political and environmental change are studied from various perspectives. The programme is intended for students with a background in the social sciences, or in economics.
War Trauma Foundation Course Non-Academic Netherlands English War Trauma Foundation Link to website
WarTrauma Foundations programmes are implemented in real-life settings, continually evaluated and optimised. An essential aspect of this process is to develop and share innovative knowledge in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS), best practice and lessons learned. This pool of collected knowledge forms the basis for scientific research, manuals and other publications to benefit the development and implementation of good quality MHPSS programming, as well as informed advocacy efforts. WarTrauma Foundation continues to invest in development of new methods, training programmes and guidelines, as well as ways to connect people to quality mental health care and psychosocial support.