MSc/PGDip/PGCert Humanitarian Practice / Overview
Year of entry: 2021
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- Degree awarded
- Master of Science
- 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.
- How to apply
Please use the Online Application Form to apply.
Once you register, you can search for the course to which you wish to apply and upload the required supporting documents towards the end of this process.
For references, please email the following link to your referees: References for master's applications .
They will submit your references directly to us and we will add them to your application.
Please note that there are two start dates for this course each year, in January and September.
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- Choose from multiple awards; PGCert, PGDip and MSc.
- Benefit from our partnership with Medecins Sans Frontieres and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
- Learn in a blended format, with a mix of online and face-to-face teaching.
- 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.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2021, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK students (per annum): £10,000
International, including EU, students (per annum): £20,000
MSc (part-time distance learning)
UK students (per annum): £3,333 (£10,000 total course fee)
International, including EU, students (per annum): £6,666 (£20,000 total course fee)
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).
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