Ba international emergency and disaster relief


Program Description


International Emergency and Catastrophe Relief

In recent years, the organizations were in humanitarian aid increasingly facing major challenges. Alone the humanitarian disasters in Pakistan and Haiti, fully corrected the famine in East Africa show how much people are dependent on humanitarian aid. However, the disaster also show that a unified management and working structure is a prerequisite in order to optimize the assistance.

Humanitarian aid calls due to limited human and financial capacity to "all-rounders". If possible, broadly trained practitioners are to be made available to the respective organizations available to achieve through the effective use of resources for maximum success of humanitarian operations.

"Good Practice" is the key word in the design of such "practical". Countries that are requesting help and accept are the various organizations set against increasingly skeptical. So many projects are terminated prematurely due to insufficient financial evidence of similar problems. Here specially trained personnel is required. A further qualification by appropriate Masters courses that deepen those territories and provide specialized knowledge is possible.

study objectives

Emergency and disaster relief is an interdisciplinary capped degree program. "Good Practice" is the key word in the design of such "practical".

Medical, technical and administrative challenges need to be addressed by a relatively small staff base. Therefore, the humanitarian assistance required due to the limited human and financial capacity to "all-rounders".

With the bachelor's degree program you will learn to use and to guide the standards of humanitarian assistance. You can move in international, intercultural environment and communicate, moreover analyze existing hazards and assess and protect the population from threats. You will learn, run by other organizations, in particular under UN or EU guide to work purposeful and constructive.


beginning: October 1 (for each winter semester)

Duration of studyFull Time 6 Semester

cost example: Full-time 390,00 Euro per month

financingEg student loans, KfW Student Loan, DKBStudienkredit, scholarships. We are happy to help!

Graduation: Bachelor of Arts (BA)

access: College admission or authorization on a least two years of vocational training and then three years of full-time job in a field relevant to the study area..

Application: Online application via the website

  • Motivation letter
  • CV and a digital passport photograph
  • Certificates (certified)
  • Proof of previous activities (certified)


The Acre College of Human Sciences is a nationally recognized private university based in Berlin. The undergraduate programs are health education, Gesundheitsund Care Management and International emergency and disaster aid offered in Emergency Practitioner. Small seminar groups, practical projects and professional and personal service characterize the study. Our students come from different organizations or companies of health care and other relevant areas.


In the study course knowledge is provided in humanitarian aid and development cooperation. Based on the theoretical knowledge there is a hands-on training in the relevant sociality Lund political science and medical, logistics and administration. In Fachpraktikum contact practice with potential employers in contact.

Your career opportunities

With the bachelor's degree program receive the academic, internationally recognized Bachelor of Arts and have the right to access to a master's program. Your career opportunities include:

  • Project coordination in NGOs
  • Studies or research abroad
  • Medical coordination
  • safety advice
  • logistics
  • Organizational and business consulting

Study modules and content

It will be awarded in accordance with ECTS * 180 credit points (cp). A cp corresponds to a workload of 30 hours. The course is divided into two phases of studies and 25 modules.

Study Phase I, inter alia in:

  • Development policy and cooperation
  • Basics International Law
  • Emergency and Disaster Psychology
  • Basics Emergency Medicine
  • Intercultural understanding
  • Safety and Security

Phase II study, inter alia in:

  • Basics of Business Administration
  • Health Systems Analysis
  • International Medicine (I and II)
  • Communications / Media
  • Project Management and Fundraising
  • internship
  • Bachelor thesis

The contact to the teachers hold in addition to the presence phases by the latest technology, inter alia via the Virtual Classroom.

The study forms and duration

The study is available for beginners or experienced professionals in full-time in 6 semesters.

Our partners are:

Medical Mission Institute Würzburg, Koch-Mechnikov Forum, Berlin, Academy for Global Health Tübingen, Würzburg and Heidelberg.

By restoring the balance in attendance time, self-study and e-learning arises for a flexible form of learning.

Last updated Mar 2020

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