MSc Humanitarian Practice / Overview

Year of entry: 2021

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Degree awarded
Master of Science
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

Staff members from Médecins Sans Frontières (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.

If you wish to study the MSc full time, you must choose a September start date.

Queries regarding the content of this course should be sent to the Programme Director, Dr Darren Walter , who can discuss the course in greater detail and address any questions prior to applying.

Course options

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

Course overview

  • Designed in partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
  • Critically reflect on your humanitarian work and gain the relevant academic background to inform decisions made in practice.
  • Take advantage of PGCert, PGDip and MSc blended learning 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.
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MSc Humanitarian Practice (LEAP)

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Fees

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).

Scholarships/sponsorships

Each year the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures offer a number of School awards and Subject-specific bursaries (the values of which are usually set at Home/EU fees level), open to both Home/EU and international students. The deadline for these is early February each year.

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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