OUR COURSES

 

Overview

MASTER AND DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Humanitarian Action

Upcoming dates: 2 September 2019 - 24 August 2020 (for the one year Master)

The MAS aims to develop 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.

  • Three month core curriculum on the concepts and fundamental issues of humanitarianism
  • Two specialization modules to choose from (each of them represent the equivalent of a CAS)
  • Three week research methodology
  • Dissertation: to submit in June or August
  • Duration: from 1 to 3 years

The completion of a MAS corresponds to 60 ECTS 

Registration deadline for the one year Master: 30 July, 20 19 (Please note the scholarship deadline has expired).

 

 

DIPLOMA OF ADVANCED STUDIES (DAS) IN HUMANITARIAN ACTION

Upcoming dates: 2 September 2019 - 13 December  2019

19 weeks             30 ECTS CREDITS

The Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) aims to offer professionals a strong understanding of the contemporary humanitarian challenges through a comprehensive overview of conceptual and operational aspects of humanitarian past and present crises. 

  • Four month full time course on humanitarian concepts and contemporary challenges to humanitarian practice
  • One week research methodology
  • Research paper: to submit in January 

Registration deadline:30 July 2019 (Please note the scholarship deadline has expired).

 

 

HUMANITARIAN DISTANCE LEARNING

HDL Designing Strategies & Projects in Humanitarian Action

8-month course, including 2 residential weeks in Kampala, Uganda

10 ECTS CREDITS

Upcoming dates: 26 August 2019 - 26 April 2020

CERAH has developed a Certificate of Advanced Studies 'Designing Strategies & Projects for Humanitarian Action' that is studied remotely. The modular, flexible and skills-based course is ideal for managers working in the humanitarian sector who want to enhance their existing skills particularly in the areas of project management, partnerships, collaborative leadership and gender & diversity.  This eight month course  is studied remotely, taking eight hours per week.  In addition the remote work is complemented by a two week, intensive, residential course in Uganda.

Registration deadline: 31 July, 2019 (Please note the scholarship deadline has expired).

 

 

MOOC Humanitarian Communication: Addressing Key Challenges

Five week open online course

3-4 hours per week of work 

Focusing on the main challenges of communication in humanitarian action and the means to address these challenges.

CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED STUDIES (cAS)

Communication, Advocacy and Negotiation

CAS Communication, Advocacy and Negotiation (7 weeks)

Upcoming dates: 20 April 2020 - 5 June 5 2020

10 ECTS CREDITS

This course explores how and why clear and efficient communication is essential to the success of projects carried out in humanitarian settings.

Registration deadline: 4 February 2020

 

One week Thematic Short Courses in Communication, Advocacy and Negotiation 

  • Advocacy for Humanitarian Projects in Health (6 - 10 January 2020)
  • Dialogue with Communities (27 April - 1 May 2020)
  • Designing an Advocacy Strategy (4 - 8 May 2020)
  • Media and Humanitarian Action  (11 - 15 May 2020)
  • Negotiation in Humanitarian Settings (25 - 29 May 2020)

 

Health and Sexual Violence 

CAS Health of Populations affected by Humanitarian Emergencies (7 weeks)

Upcoming dates: 20 April  2020 - 5 June 2020

10 ECTS CREDITS

This course explores how and why maintaining and improving the health of populations affected by emergencies lies at the heart of humanitarian preparedness and response.

Registration deadline: 4 February 2020

 

One week Thematic Short Courses on Health and Sexual Violence

    • Chronic Diseases (May, 4 - 8 2020)
    • Health in Humanitarian Emergencies (28 October - 1 November 2019)
    • Nutritional Crises: Origins, Consequences, Interventions (May 11 - 15, 2020)
    • Sexual and Reproductive Health (May 18 - 22, 2020)
    • Sexual Violence in Conflict Settings and Emergencies (September 9 - 13, 2019, Geneva; November 25-29, 2019, Entebbe, Uganda; March 16-20, 2020, Geneva)

Project Management 

CAS Designing Strategies and Projects for Humanitarian Action (7 weeks)

Upcoming dates: 26 August 2019 - 26 April 2020 for the Humanitarian Distance Learning Option; and 3 February - 20 March 2020 for the residential programme option.

10 ECTS CREDITS

This course aims to improve humanitarian professionals' competencies and leadership in defining and implementing specific strategies, with a problem-solving approach. 

One week Thematic Short Course

  • Project Cycle Management (13 - 17 January 2020)
  • Legal Framework of Humanitarian Action (16 - 20 September 2019)