Upon completion of this program, graduates will obtain a "Master of Science in Conflict Management and Humanitarian Action". 

The CMHA program has a strong applied focus and is aimed at students wishing to explore new (or improve their) career prospects in the humanitarian sector in its broadest sense. Appropriate skills and knowledge within this sector will be developed through practical exposure to the challenges often faced by practitioners, as delivered through case studies, problem-solving and simulation exercises.

Students will also be introduced to the most recent theoretical debates upon best policy responses to humanitarian emergencies, and will be required to maintain an active and up-to-date understanding of contemporary global politics. Furthermore, through the CHS network of partner organizations students will have access to a broad range of contacts in the field, which could play an important role in facilitating future career options.

Graduates of this program will acquire the necessary skills to move directly into career pathways at the local, regional or international level: 

  • Doctoral studies
  • Academia and research
  • Project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Advocacy
  • Development and planning 
  • International conflict
  • Reconstruction
  • Humanitarian relief and action
  • Diplomacy and politics