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ONLINE DEGREE

Development and Humanitarian Action

Cultivate the skills and the knowledge required in responding to national and international emergencies by studying a humanitarian assistance course.

Development and Humanitarian Action

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Why join this degree?

These degrees – developed in association with Save the Children – build a unique, global platform where development & humanitarian practitioners and academics can share knowledge and experience, with a focus on improving leadership, preparedness and response capacities to national and international emergencies and developmental issues.

Deakin’s degrees in Development and Humanitarian Action provide you with the analytical skills needed to understand the contexts of development and humanitarian programs as well as practical skills to apply in the field.

Which degree do you want to complete?

    Programs:

  1. The Humanitarian World

  2. Introduction to International and Community Development

  3. Disaster Risk Reduction And Management In Humanitarian Contexts

  4. Gender and Development

    Programs:

  1. The Humanitarian World

  2. Introduction to International and Community Development

  3. Applied Humanitarian Assistance: From Theory To Practice

  4. The Economic Development Record

  5. Sustainability And Development

  6. Project And Financial Management In Humanitarian Contexts

  7. Dynamics And Dilemmas Of The Humanitarian Sector

  8. Political Development Record

    Programs:

  1. The Humanitarian World

  2. Introduction to International and Community Development

  3. The Humanitarian Transition

  4. Disaster Risk Reduction And Management In Humanitarian Contexts

  5. Applied Humanitarian Assistance: From Theory To Practice

  6. Food Security

  7. Non-Government Organisations And Other Development Actors

  8. Gender and Development

  9. Humanitarian Settlement

  10. Policy And Advocacy In Development Contexts

  11. The Economic Development Record

  12. Sustainability And Development

  13. Project And Financial Management In Humanitarian Contexts

  14. Dynamics And Dilemmas Of The Humanitarian Sector

  15. Political Development Record

  16. Fundamentals of Humanitarian Management

What are the benefits?

  • Learn when you want by watching videos, reading articles, doing tests, and completing assignments online
  • Join online discussions and collaborate with your peers in a virtual study group
  • Enjoy discussions with feedback from expert educators
  • Get full access to the university library, online resources and support

Who developed the degree?

Deakin University is Australia’s eighth largest university with more than 53,000 students from more than 100 countries studying online and on-campus!

What experience do you need?

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant’s previous academic record.

To be eligible for admission to this program, all applicants must also meet the minimum English language requirements.

To be eligible for entry into the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master of Development and Humanitarian Action applicants require:

  • a bachelor degree from an approved institution
  • or qualifications deemed to be equivalent
  • or extensive relevant work experience undertaken at a senior level as deemed appropriate by the Course Selection Team.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit the guide.

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Learn flexibly and pay as you go

You can pay for each program in the degree as you go, making it possible to gain a qualification in a flexible and affordable way.

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