MSc Humanitarian Practice / Overview
Year of entry: 2020
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- Degree awarded
- Master of Science
- Up to 60 months 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
Staff members from Médecins sans Frontieres (MSF) should apply through the internal procedure at their Operational Centre. All other applicants can apply using the Online Application Form .
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 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.
Please note that there are two start dates for this course each year, in January and September.
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- Critically reflect on your work and gain the relevant academic background to inform decisions made in practice.
- Take advantage of PGCert, PGDip and MSc study pathways.
- Enhance your skills and knowledge, enabling you to better meet the needs of the populations you serve.
- Strengthen your leadership skills, helping you to grow into a management or coordination position within a humanitarian organisation.
- This MSc is part of the Leadership Education Academic Partnership (LEAP) programme, a higher education programme designed for humanitarian practitioners from around the world.
MSc (full-time distance learning)
- UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
- International students (per annum): £18,500
PGDip (full-time distance learning)
- UK/EU students (per annum): £6,334
- International students (per annum): £12,334
PGCert (full-time distance learning)
- UK/EU students (per annum): £3,168
- International students (per annum): £6,168
MSc (part-time distance learning)
- UK/EU students (per annum): £4,750
- International students (per annum): £9,250
PGDip (part-time distance learning)
- UK/EU students (per annum): £3,167
- International students (per annum): £6,167
PGCert (part-time distance learning)
- UK/EU students (per annum): £1,584
- International students (per annum): £3,084
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).
Each year, the School offers a number of bursaries set at Home/EU fees level, open to both Home/EU and international students. Details of the funding process can be found on the School's funding page where you can also check details of subject specific bursaries.
The Faculty of Humanities Loyalty Bursary offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a 1st within the last three years and are progressing to a postgraduate taught masters course for September 2019 entry.
See also the University's postgraduate funding database for more funding opportunities, including the latest information on the new Government Postgraduate Loan Scheme.
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