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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.

Full entry requirements

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.

Course options

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

Course overview

  • 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.
MSc Humanitarian Practice (LEAP)

Open days


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.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2021, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    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).


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 of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Contact name
PG Taught Admissions

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