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Humanitarian Health Programme Management

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Masters Programmes

Full time September MSc 1 year

About the course

Programme Outline

Humanitarian health programmes delivered by development organisations are increasingly complex and costly, requiring professional management. There is therefore a growing need for professional management training in humanitarian aid. 

The multidisciplinary course in Humanitarian Health Programme Management is designed to meet this need. The course investigates current approaches to the management of humanitarian health programmes, and identifies and develops models of good practice. 

Students can study regional and country case studies in-depth, and have a choice of modules that address specific aspects of humanitarian interventions. Participants also have an opportunity to develop and undertake a research project, usually overseas, in an area of special

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Entry Requirements

Open to graduates with at least twelve months’ humanitarian assistance or developing countries’ professional experience. Medical students who have completed at least three years of study and wish to intercalate are also accepted onto the programme subject to having appropriate experience.

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Home: £9,000

Overseas: £18,000

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Student Profile(s)

Jonathan Whittall

Jonathan first came to LSTM in 2005 to study the Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance, and then took the MSc in Humanitarian Studies in 2006. After a short break, he returned to complete his PhD in Humanitarian Studies, focusing on the challenges facing humanitarian actors in the context of changing global power dynamics.

He has worked in a variety of humanitarian contexts, including with Merlin in South Darfur, research work with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) in Palestine, and work with displaced families in Northern Uganda with GOAL. The majority of Jonathan's career has been spent with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

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