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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.

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 is right for you?

Graduate Certificate

Deakin's Graduate Certificate of Development and Humanitarian Action can lead to a career focused on national and international emergencies and issues.

Duration
6 months
Price
$10,224 AUD (Total tuition fee)
$2,556 AUD (Price per program)
Overview
4 programs

What do I need to apply?

You can enrol in these internationally-recognised postgraduate qualifications if you have already completed an undergraduate degree or have other evidence of equivalent academic capability.

If you don’t have such a degree or other relevant work experience, you’ll need to complete 4 programs to complete this degree. This is equivalent to six months of full-time study.

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

Deakin Scholarships 

Deakin has an extensive range of postgraduate scholarships that make further study more accessible for you. Deakin offer over 25 different types of postgraduate scholarships that recognise and reward students from a broad range of backgrounds. Learn more about Deakin’s postgraduate scholarships here.

Programs on this degree

ProgramDate
The Humanitarian WorldTo be announced
Introduction to International and Community DevelopmentTo be announced
Gender and DevelopmentTo be announced
Sustainability and DevelopmentTo be announced

Graduate Diploma

Improve your leadership, preparedness and response capacities to emergencies by studying a Graduate Diploma of Development and Humanitarian Action.

Duration
1 year
Price
$20,448 AUD (Total tuition fee)
$2,556 AUD (Price per program)
Overview
8 programs

What do I need to apply?

You can enrol in these internationally-recognised postgraduate qualifications if you have already completed an undergraduate degree or have other evidence of equivalent academic capability.

If you don’t have such a degree or other relevant work experience, you’ll need to complete 8 programs to complete this degree. This is equivalent to 12 months of full-time study.

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

Deakin Scholarships 

Deakin has an extensive range of postgraduate scholarships that make further study more accessible for you. Deakin offer over 25 different types of postgraduate scholarships that recognise and reward students from a broad range of backgrounds. Learn more about Deakin’s postgraduate scholarships here.

Programs on this degree

ProgramDate
The Humanitarian WorldTo be announced
Introduction to International and Community DevelopmentTo be announced
Applied Humanitarian Assistance: From Theory to PracticeTo be announced
Food SecurityTo be announced
Gender and DevelopmentTo be announced
Sustainability and DevelopmentTo be announced
Project and Financial Management in Humanitarian ContextsTo be announced
Dynamics and Dilemmas of the Humanitarian SectorTo be announced

Masters degree

Study a Master of Development and Humanitarian Action to acquire the skills needed to understand the contexts of development of humanitarian programs.

Duration
2 years
Price
$40,896 AUD (Total tuition fee)
$2,556 AUD (Price per program)
Overview
16 programs

What do I need to apply?

You can enrol in these internationally-recognised postgraduate qualifications if you have already completed an undergraduate degree or have other evidence of equivalent academic capability.

If you don’t have such a degree or other relevant work experience, you’ll need to complete 16 programs to complete this degree. This is equivalent to two years of full-time study.

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

Deakin Scholarships 

Deakin has an extensive range of postgraduate scholarships that make further study more accessible for you. Deakin offer over 25 different types of postgraduate scholarships that recognise and reward students from a broad range of backgrounds. Learn more about Deakin’s postgraduate scholarships here.

Programs on this degree

ProgramDate
The Humanitarian WorldTo be announced
Introduction to International and Community DevelopmentTo be announced
The Humanitarian TransitionTo be announced
Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Humanitarian ContextsTo be announced
Applied Humanitarian Assistance: From Theory to PracticeTo be announced
Food SecurityTo be announced
Non-Government Organisations and other Development ActorsTo be announced
Gender and DevelopmentTo be announced
Humanitarian SettlementTo be announced
Policy And Advocacy In Development ContextsTo be announced
The Economic Development RecordTo be announced
Sustainability and DevelopmentTo be announced
Project and Financial Management in Humanitarian ContextsTo be announced
Dynamics and Dilemmas of the Humanitarian SectorTo be announced
Political Development RecordTo be announced
Fundamentals of Humanitarian ManagementTo be announced

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