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Humanitarian; Disasters and Emergencies: Response and Recovery

Humanitarian; Disasters and Emergencies: Response and Recovery

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Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Credits

Subject areas

Disaster Studies

Course type


Course Summary

About the course

The course is designed for people from clinical and non-clinical backgrounds who are currently working in, or aim to work in, the humanitarian field. Humanitarian workers find themselves operating in complex and diverse environments due to conflict and natural disasters. This course aims to equip you with the understanding, knowledge and skills to evaluate, plan and implement projects in the humanitarian setting.

  • The course hosts international and UK students from both clinical and non-clinical backgrounds.
  • You will be taught by highly experienced lecturers with backgrounds in humanitarian aid and international development.
  • A multidisciplinary approach to teaching will be used in order to maximise learning. Lectures from the Business School, the School of Law, Biological Sciences and Human and Health Sciences feed into this course.
  • The course uses a case study approach to teaching in order to maximise your participation and learning.

You will develop a deep understanding of the many issues related to humanitarian and disasters management including, political economy, ethical and legal issues, the historical context of humanitarian aid, planning and risk management, the impact of environmental disasters and working with refugees. This course provides the theoretical underpinning which is necessary for anyone working, or planning to work, in this field.

Teaching and assessment:

Teaching is delivered through a range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials. Assessment will be through one piece of coursework.

Your module specification/module handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria for this module.

Career support

Graduates of the course may go on to work in the field of policy, for national and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs), government health services and multinational organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

The tuition fees for 2021/22 entry is £660 (Band 2) per 15 credit module and £1,320 (Band 2) per 30 credit module. There may be slight increase in 2022/23 courses.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

Entry requirements An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent in a subject relevant to public health, such as health professional qualifications, social science subjects, applied sciences, business, leadership, management or administration.