Humanitarian Action and Conflicts, Master

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    10538
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Free
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
What is humanitarian action? In what ways are humanitarian emergencies intensified and changed by conflict? What factors define a humanitarian disaster? What laws and moral principles steer humanitarian interventions? The Master Programme in Humanitarian Action and Conflict at Uppsala University is aimed at those who are interested in humanitarian work both in Europe and the world at large.

About

The Master Programme in Humanitarian Action and Conflict from Uppsala University seeks to give you the skills and competences necessary to work within different areas of humanitarian action. The programme focuses on taking an independent, critical and constructively active approach to humanitarian work, especially in conflict situations. It also aims to provide you with knowledge and methods relevant to conflict situations and peace-building activities.

The Master Programme in Humanitarian Action and Conflict seeks to give you the skills and competences necessary to work within different areas of humanitarian action. The programme focuses on taking an independent, critical and constructively active approach to humanitarian work, especially in conflict situations. It also aims to provide you with knowledge and methods relevant to conflict situations and peace-building activities.

The programme leads to a Master of Arts in Theology (60 credits) with International Humanitarian Action as the main field of study.

Teaching in the programme consists of lectures and seminars in which students are expected to play an active part. You write an essay with guidance from a supervisor. The programme also includes extensive independent study. The language of instruction is English.

Programme Structure

First semester

  • Introduction to Humanitarian Action
  • Anthropology in Humanitarian Action
  • International Law in Humanitarian Assistance
  • Geopolitics
  • Public Health in Humanitarian Action
  • Management

Second semester

  • Conflict and Peace-Building
  • Master's Thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 10538 International
  • Free EU/EEA
  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 100000

Funding

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