​​​The MSc in Conflict Management and Humanitarian Action seeks to provide outstanding graduates and professionals with the skills, knowledge and ethical frameworks required to developing a solid understanding of the sources, dynamics and intervention mechanisms available to help address the complex political, humanitarian and developmental challenges arising in the aftermath of conflict and natural disasters. 

These include:

    1. Developing the capacity to seek and absorb new knowledge even when it may seem at odds with the way response to conflict and humanitarian needs is done at the moment;
    2. Exploring the specific added value culture, religion and tradition can bring to the overall improvement of the subject;
    3. Utilizing analytical skills to understanding conflict and to design, manage and evaluate recovery and reconstruction policy;
    4. Examining existing policy and spot gaps in humanitarian provision or methods of delivery using qualitative and quantitative problem-solving methodologies aimed at developing new progressive ideas;
    5. Approaching their work with a genuine cross-disciplinary or cross-specialization collaborative attitude. The ability to forge strong partnerships with organizations across traditional boundaries (international, voluntary, private sector or knowledge institutions) that possess resources (knowledge, finance, political or social capital) that are integral to the production of good community outcomes (or public goods) is key for post-conflict success and requires effective communication skills.
    6. Acting transparently, with integrity and within existing national and international legislative frameworks, while understanding and making use of the right political circumstances when they present themselves to innovate while upholding the highest international standards.
    7. Leading within institutions and to spearhead reform when required.
    8. Engaging effectively with citizens and victims of conflict on the ground – whether at the national or sub-national level – in order to tailor aid provision to communities' needs.
    9. Acquiring and updating knowledge of new technologies that can spark innovations and support successful policy implementation.​​