PhD Humanitarianism and Conflict Response / Overview
Year of entry: 2018
- Degree awarded
- Doctor of Philosophy
- 36 Months [Full-Time], 72 months [Part-Time]
- Entry requirements
Successful completion of a Masters course with an overall classification of Merit or higher, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training, is a prerequisite for entry to a PhD. A research proposal must be included with the formal application materials.
- How to apply
- For details of how to apply, go to: Applying for a postgraduate programme
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The PhD in Humanitarianism and Conflict Response is inspired by the need to conduct rigorous, in-depth research and analysis on the impact and outcomes of contemporary and historical crises. It is driven by a desire to inform and support policy and practice, to optimise joint working between partner organisations, and to foster increased understanding and debate within the field of humanitarianism and global health. We welcome applications from students wishing to study in the interdisciplinary research areas of global health, disaster response and humanitarian aid.
The PhD is a three-year course of study (or six years of part-time study) in which the student prepares a thesis under the guidance of two supervisors with specialist expertise. The student's progress is monitored at regular meetings of the student's research panel (two supervisors plus a reviewer who is independent of the supervisory team), which also provides guidance on research training and career development. The aim of the programme is to produce students who are fully-fledged independent researchers, and students are from the outset given encouragement to disseminate their work at seminars and conferences and by publishing in high-quality locations. The programme culminates in the submission of an 80,000-word dissertation (or alternative format) that makes an original contribution to knowledge.
Postgraduate Open Days take place every year in October or November - for details of this year's event please see http://www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/opendays/
HCRI welcomes visits by potential students throughout the academic year - please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a visit
Fees for entry in have not been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2017 were as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £5,500
International students (per annum): £17,000
UK/EU students (per annum): £2,750
Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.
British and EU students intending to take a research degree (PhD) in the School are eligible to apply for support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and may be eligible to apply to the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). AHRC and ESRC grants are competitive and provide payment of tuition fees and a maintenance stipend for UK students, and tuition fees (and a maintenance stipend, subject to eligibility criteria) for EU students. Please see the School website for further details.
The School also offers a limited number of bursaries and studentships on a competitive basis, details of which will be posted on the School website as soon as they are available.
Please note that whilst we do not have closing dates for programme applications, all funding competitions have a specified deadline for submitting the funding application form and a separate (earlier) deadline for submitting the online programme application form, both of which will be stated in the funding competition details on the School website
- ESRC North West Social Science DTP (NWSSDTP) PhD Studentships in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2018-19
- Research Impact Scholarships in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures. Details for the 2018-19 competition will be published shortly
- AHRC North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2017-18. Details for the 2018-19 competition will be published shortly.
- President's Doctoral Scholar (PDS) Awards in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2017-18. Details for the 2018-19 competition will be published shortly.
- School of Arts, Languages and Cultures PhD Studentships 2017-18. Details for the 2018-19 competition will be published shortly.
- PhD Opportunities in Global Health, Disaster Response and Humanitarian Aid
- Academic department
- School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
- Contact name
- Rachel Corbishley
- + 44 (0)161 275 3559
- Academic department overview
See: About us
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