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Programme Outline

On the programme, you will review historical and current policies and practice in humanitarian assistance, and analyse the effects of war, natural disasters, and the international economy on social dislocation, health and wellbeing. You will also investigate the evidence base for current operational guidelines, and explore novel approaches in responding to the challenges of today’s humanitarian problems. 

The course is responding to the need for a professional, integrated, accountable, and ethical approach to humanitarian interventions, in which humanitarian workers are often called upon to operate in environments where demands extend beyond conventional professional boundaries. 

Students can study regional and country case studies in-depth, and have a choice of

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Entry Requirements

Open to graduates with at least a Second Class Honours Bachelor's degree or overseas equivalent, although each application is judged on its own merits and exceptions to this entry requirement may be made. We will consider graduates from all disciplines as the programme is interdisciplinary. Evidence of engagement with the humanitarian or voluntary sector is desirable, but not essential. Medical students who have completed at least three years of study and wish to intercalate are also accepted onto the programme. See full requirements here: View Website


Home: £9,000
Overseas: £18,000

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Student Profile(s)


Jonathan 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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