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Humanitarian and Community Studies
Enables students to understand, critically analyse and apply concepts of human service delivery in the field of humanitarian aid, social and especially community engagement. The degree provides students with essential knowledge and skills required to work with individuals, groups and communities in remote Australia and developing countries.
Interdisciplinary course units provide students with introductory as well as in-depth knowledge of cultural studies, psychology, social work, sociology, human behaviour, ethics, Indigenous knowledge, community dynamics, and project management. Two field placements in the second and third year are an essential part of this degree, allowing students to gain essential, first-hand, practical experiences in the field of humanitarian assistance and community development. Professional practice placements are available in Australia and overseas (Asia Pacific).
Based in the capital of Australia's Northern Territory, at the centre of the "Top End" and Australia's gateway to Indonesia and South-East Asia, our highly unique postgraduate programs focus on a geographic region that is arguably the most prone to, and affected by various types of disasters. Students may choose from a range of specialist elective subjects including health, engineering, environment, management, and Indigenous knowledges.
As an emergency and disaster management specialist, you will develop the skills and ability to apply your knowledge and experience appropriately, collaboratively and productively in this vulnerable region and other parts of the world.