MSc/PGDip/PGCert Humanitarian Practice / Overview

Year of entry: 2023

Degree awarded
Master of Science (MSc)
Duration
Up to 5 years part-time
Entry requirements
Applicants should hold an Upper Second Class Honours degree, or its overseas equivalent. Consideration may be given to those without this who have extensive (over three years) professional humanitarian training and experience.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply online

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc Y N N Y
PGDip Y N N Y
PGCert N N N Y

Course overview

  • Benefit from our partnership with Medecins Sans Frontieres and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. 
  • Learn in an online format, with a mix of asynchronous and synchronous learning.  
  • Critically reflect on your humanitarian work and gain the relevant academic background to inform decisions made in practice. 
  • Strengthen your leadership skills, helping you to grow into a management or coordination position within a humanitarian organisation.
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MSc Humanitarian Practice (LEAP)

Open days

Webinar

Register your place at our next MSc Humanitarian Practice webinar in June where you can find out more about the programme and blended learning.

You can also stream recorded sessions from The University of Manchester's virtual postgraduate open day to find out more about the university.

Fees

Fees for entry in 2023 have not yet been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2022 were as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £10,500
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £21,000
  • MSc (part-time distance learning)
    UK students (per annum): £875 per 15 credits
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £1,750 per 15 credits
  • PGDip (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £875 per 15 credits
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £1,750 per 15 credits
  • PGDip (part-time distance learning)
    UK students (per annum): £875 per 15 credits
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £1,750 per 15 credits
  • PGCert (part-time distance learning)
    UK students (per annum): £875 per 15 credits
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £1,750 per 15 credits

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

Details of all funding opportunities, including deadlines, eligibility and how to apply, can be found on the  School's funding page  where you can also find details of the Government Postgraduate Loan Scheme. See also the  University's postgraduate funding database  to see if you are eligible for any other funding opportunities.

Contact details

School/Faculty
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Contact name
PG Taught Admissions
Email
Website
https://www.humanitarianleap.org/
School/Faculty

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