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Health in Humanitarian Crises

MSc, PGDip and PGCert

Available to study anywhere in the world

This programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills to improve the health of populations, communities and particular groups which are affected by humanitarian crises.

The MSc, PGDip and PGCert are suited to recent graduates who wish to pursue an advanced degree and current in-service professionals looking to keep their expertise up-to-date in this fast-evolving field.

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Develop your knowledge and skills to improve the health of populations and communities that are affected by humanitarian crises.

As a graduate of this programme, you will:

  • develop your knowledge and understanding of the core disciplines in public health
  • be able to understand key issues of public health in humanitarian crises
  • develop independent critical and evaluative skills that can be used to apply well-founded scientific and ethical judgements
  • gain a broad understanding of project design and management in humanitarian crises.

Programme details

What qualifications do you need?

For entry to the programme, you will need either:

  • the equivalent of a UK first or second-class honours degree in a relevant subject from an acceptable institution.
  • or, an appropriate professional or technical qualification, plus three years' relevant experience.

Find equivalent qualifications where you live.

If you do not meet the above standard requirements, we can still consider your application on the basis of your qualifications and experience. In these instances, once you apply online, we will contact you with a request for two references to support your application before referring on for academic consideration.

English Language requirements

You need a high standard of English to study this programme. You will meet our language requirements if you have achieved one of the following within the past three years:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall, with 6.5 in the written test and 5.5 in listening, reading and speaking.
  • TOEFL iBT: 100 overall, with 24+ in writing, 23+ in speaking, 22+ in reading and 21+ in listening.
  • Pearson Test (Academic): 68 overall, with 62+ in writing and 59+ in listening, reading and speaking.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English: 185 overall, with 176+ in writing and 169+ in listening.
  • Duolingo: must achieve an overall score of at least 130.

Alternatively, you may satisfy the language requirements if you have at least 18 months of education or work experience conducted in English.

If you do not meet these requirements but believe you can meet the standard, we may also consider your application.

Computer requirements

We set minimum basic computer requirements because your study resources are accessed via the Student Portal and it is vital that you can access this regularly.

View the Programme specification to see the computer requirements for this programme.

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