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 offers post-graduate level education focused on building in-depth competencies for managers. It provides participants with a strong understanding of the central conceptual and operational aspects of humanitarian action and the capacity to define and implement strategic humanitarian responses. 

multidisciplinary & interactive education

The MAS is built on a multidisciplinary and interactive approach, with a special emphasis on the dynamics between emergency and development.

Case studies and analyses of armed conflicts, disasters triggered by natural hazards and social exclusion are carried out throughout the course in seminars and lectures limited to a maximum of 30 students.

The teaching language at CERAH is essentially English. However, French-language students may take written tests and write their research report in French.

Professional Community & Exchange of Experience

Participants in the MAS constitute a vibrant intercultural community, which fosters intellectual exchange between fellow students, researchers in humanitarian action, as well as practitioners. The programme facilitates the multidisciplinary analysis of  challenges in contemporary humanitarian operations.

Who can pursue the MAS in Humanitarian Action ?

  • Professionals in humanitarian and /or development organizations that 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

Accredited Programme & degree

CERAH's Master programme in humanitarian action is accredited by the Swiss Agency for Accreditation and Quality Assurance (AAQ).

The interdisciplinary nature of the programme and the active engagement of all professors, practitioners and students in the programme’s development and quality control, are particularly appreciated.