• Total units 24 Units
  • Specialisation code HUAC-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate
Humanitarian Action Specialisation

The Humanitarian Action specialisation will equip you with the practical skills to respond to a humanitarian crisis, and an in-depth understanding of how humanitarian intervention can affect local development processes.

The program is taught by active development practitioners and the University’s world-leading academics in anthropology and development studies.

Career opportunities

The Humanitarian Action specialisation will advance your career in development, policy, and program management focusing on humanitarian aid, in government and non-government organisations or as an independent consultant.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. understand the role that humanitarian crises can play in national and local development processes in developing countries;
  2. identify practical approaches to dealing with humanitarian crises including both International led, State led, NGO and community led processes;
  3. gain an understanding of trends and changes in humanitarian response in recent times;
  4. apply critical social inquiry and participatory processes to the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian activities;
  5. undertake social assessments and integrate social perspectives and participatory practices with other forms of technical expertise in humanitarian work, and;
  6. analyse development policy processes of NGOs, the private sector, and government agencies with regard to the inclusion of local Indigenous and community perspectives.

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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
  ANTH 8054: Humanitarian Action

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
  ANTH 8042: Migration and Development
ANTH8106 Gender, Violence and Development 6
EMDV8082 Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy 6
EMDV8124 Disaster Risk Reduction and Management 6
  HUMN 8023: Human Rights
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