BSc International Disaster Management & Humanitarian Response / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2023

How to apply

Apply through UCAS

Advice to applicants

If your qualifications do not include a humanities-related subject, at least 60% of which has been assessed by essay, then we may ask you to complete a written assignment on a relevant topic.

How your application is considered

We are looking for applicants who have the predicted A-level grades (or other qualifications) for the relevant degree programme and whose personal statement demonstrates an enthusiasm for the subject. All such suitable applicants will be invited for interview.

Returning to education

We welcome applications from mature students and value their contribution to our study culture and social life.

Mature applicants are given individual consideration and are normally interviewed.

Overseas (non-UK) applicants

Applications from overseas students are warmly welcomed. Disaster and Humanitarian Studies have tradition of admitting suitably qualified international students. Students from abroad find the Subject Areas to be a relaxed and richly diverse home from home, and tend to make the most of the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Manchester and its cultural and ethnic plurality. 

In view of the diversity of overseas qualifications, we consider applications from overseas on an individual basis.

All students applying to the University of Manchester must satisfy the English language requirement.

For further information please see our International pages .


We welcome applications for deferred entry and feel a gap year benefits many students.

We do ask applicants to let us know as early as possible if they are intending to defer. This helps us to adjust the number of offers we make, in order to achieve the required number of students in a given year.


If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.If you are applying for a place for the same year of entry through UCAS Extra, you should provide additional evidence of your suitability for the course. If you are applying through clearing you are required to meet the clearing requirements. In both UCAS Extra and clearing the places will be subject to availability.


We will consider applications to transfer to Manchester from other universities and would normally ask for a letter explaining why a transfer was needed, relevant transcripts, a copy of the applicant's UCAS form and a confidential reference from one of the applicant's current university tutors.

We will consider applications to transfer from other degrees within the University of Manchester but applicants are required to have the A-level grades (or other qualifications) needed for entry to that degree programme.

Both of the above are subject to our having enough places to accommodate such applicants.