Graduate Certificate in Humanitarian and Development Studies

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Advance your career or kick-start it in a new direction with Postgraduate study at Western.

Register for our upcoming Postgraduate Information Sessions to explore where Postgraduate studies can take you.

We’ll be streaming live from October so you can hear from our academics and gain a better understanding of program content, admission requirements and career outcomes.

Manage humanitarian efforts

Humanitarian disasters will continue to occur around the world, and there is a continuous need for skilled humanitarian workers. Change makers like you are required to deliver specialist humanitarian aid relief to people dealing with disasters. That’s the focus of our new Graduate Certificate in Humanitarian and Development Studies.

Offered from 2018, this program encompass both the aid and health sectors with a focus on rehabilitation and development. Through a mix of practical and theoretical learning you’ll gain an understanding of the complexity of development and see how humanitarian assistance works hand-in-hand with international development aid efforts.

Mixing online and on campus learning, the Humanitarian and Development programs are available at a Master, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate level.

Learn from the best

Western is a Top 100 University in the world for Sociology (QS World University Ranking).

Program structure

Our program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

Fees: $11,280*

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $14,049*

Delivery: On campus

 

 

Start your unlimited journey today.

"The degree has changed how I interpret and understand national and international issues. While each subject has developed a specific interest in where I would like to see my career headed in the future, it also provided a great range of content that I had not studied prior"

— Eloise Ferguson - Master of Humanitarian and Development Studies

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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.