Master of Humanitarian and Development Studies

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

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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 Master of Humanitarian and Development Studies.

This degree encompasses 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.

With the Master degree you’ll also gain a truly global point of view with international placement with one of our education partners. Mixing online and on campus learning, the Humanitarian and Development courses are available at a Master, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate level.

Tailored towards individual needs and interests, this degree is linked to the specific industry requirements of humanitarian and development practitioners.

Are you ready to make a difference in the world?

Learn from the best

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

Course structure

Our course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

Fees: $22,560*

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $28,098*

Delivery: On campus

 

 

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"The degree has changed how I interpret and understand national and international issues. While each unit 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 course (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 course 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 course past the normal finish date of the course 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 courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.