Disaster Interventions and Humanitarian Aid MSc

University of Stirling    Education and Social Sciences

Full time & Part time September PGCert, PGDip, MSc 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time Award winner
Business & Management (5) Politics & Government (30) Social Work (32)

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Are you ready to make a real difference in the world? The Disaster Interventions and Humanitarian Aid MSc programme is your gateway to becoming a confident and effective practitioner in disaster response and humanitarian aid. This innovative course equips you with the skills to work with victim-survivors of both man-made and natural disasters, preparing you to tackle the challenges of family reunification, safeguarding vulnerable groups, and rebuilding resilient communities post-disaster. Through a blend of classroom learning, field-based experiences, and interactive exercises, you will explore humanitarian laws, national and international aid policies, and cultural understandings essential for impactful interventions. The programme's unique selling points include observational field-based learning opportunities, guest lectures, and a focus on practical skills development. With entry requirements welcoming applicants with relevant work experience, this programme is your stepping stone to a rewarding career in organisations like the Red Cross, Oxfam, and the United Nations. Join us in shaping a better future for those in need.

About the course

There is an increasing global demand for nations, organisations and communities to increase their resilience to potential crises and disasters. Most recently, the Covid-19 pandemic has shown the impact that a global pandemic can have on humanity, the economy, and the environment. Our MSc in Disaster Interventions and Humanitarian Aid is an innovative and unique course that will assist social work practitioners, humanitarian aid workers, health professionals and volunteers to work effectively with victim-survivors of (hu)man-made and/or ‘natural’ disasters.

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of a second class honours degree at 2.1 and six months of practice experience or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

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