The MSc in Conflict Management and Humanitarian Action (CMHA) is a two-year master’s degree that offers students the opportunity to engage with a wide range of subjects including: conflict management and resolution, conflict transformation, humanitarianism, negotiation, mediation, state-building and reconstruction theories and practices from both regional and international perspectives. 

In addition to the DI academic staff, students will have the opportunity to engage with a number of distinguished scholars, policy makers and practitioners from the humanitarian world. Further, the course combines theory and practice in its structure, which includes a field trip, in-class lectures and seminars, and a substantive work placement. 

​These components produce an intense learning environment, which will ultimately enable the students to take that step from study to practice.

Conflict Management and Humanitarian Action Program Outcomes

1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the causes, manifestations, and impact of conflict, as well as practical approaches to address strife and humanitarian crisis across global settings.   

2. Analyze diverse paradigms underpinning conflict management and humanitarian action, including identifying the historical, philosophical, religious, and socio-cultural perspectives that distinguish conflict response and humanitarianism in the Arab Region. 

3. Interpret and critically conduct interdisciplinary research on conflict, humanitarian crisis, state fragility, and post-conflict reconstruction to formulate practical and innovative solutions to conflict and humanitarian challenges within the Arab Region.   

4. Develop analytical and professional competency of major conflict resolution and transformation processes and tools, including negotiation, mediation, problem-solving, national dialogue, transitional justice, and reconciliation.

5. Design, manage, and evaluate post-conflict recovery programs, incorporate interdisciplinary research, and use appropriate qualitative and quantitative methods.

6. Demonstrate empathy and effective engagement with victims of conflict while actin within national and international ethical and legislative frameworks.

7. Demonstrate a commitment to professional practice and scholarship that strives to resolve legal, ethical, and policy challenges related to conflict management and humanitarian action within the Arab region.