1 TO 3 YEARS  master of advances studies in humanitarian action (mas) -  60 ECTS CREDITS

Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action (MAS)


The MAS aims developing managers' in-depth competencies. It provides them with a strong understanding of the main conceptual and operational aspects of humanitarian action as well as the capacity to define and implement strategic humanitarian responses. 

Built on a multidisciplinary and interactive approach, the MAS is composed of seminars, lectures and case studies' analysis on different aspects of humanitarian action (armed conflicts, natural disasters, social exclusion). 

Once the students successfully complete the Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action's full programme according to CERAH requirements, they obtain a joint degree delivered by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) and the University of Geneva (UNIGE), and accredited by the Swiss Agency for Accreditation and Quality Assurance (AAQ).


The MAS addresses to:

    • Professionals in humanitarian and /or development organizations who want to improve their competencies as well as reflect and capitalize on their experiences
    • Professionals from other sectors who wish to deepen their understanding of the contemporary humanitarian challenges


The MAS is taught in English however, students are offered the alternative to take written tests and write their Master Thesis in French.


The MAS is limited to 30 students per class. 


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