Master in Humanitarian Action

Programme Summary

Location   Center for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH)
Rue de Rothschild 22, Geneva, Switzerland
Duration   10-12 months, from September to July or September;
flexibility from 1 to 3 years (except for scholarship beneficiaries)
Programme type   Full-time programme of 60 ECTS credits
Programme structure   1. Core curriculum of 3 months intensive coursework + individual paper
2. Two elective 6-week courses on a specialised subject
3. Dissertation on a topic of humanitarian action chosen by the participant
Teaching methodology  
  • Lectures delivered by academics and experts
  • Intercultural classroom settings
  • Participatory programme
Teaching language   Teaching is conducted in English
Written exams and dissertations are accepted in English and French
Awarded degree   Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action, corresponding to 60 ECTS credits
Degree is awarded jointly by the University of Geneva and The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Tuition fee   CHF 15,000.00
Participants   Maximum of 30 participants per year
Starting date   Every year in September
Application phase   See chapter Admission