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 PLOs
PLO 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.   
PLO 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. 
PLO 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.   
PLO 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.
PLO 5: Design, manage, and evaluate post-conflict recovery programs, incorporate interdisciplinary research, and use appropriate qualitative and quantitative methods.
PLO 6: Demonstrate empathy and effective engagement with victims of conflict while acting within national and international ethical and legislative frameworks.
PLO 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