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Internal Displacement, Conflict and Protection

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Programme Duration

6 weeks of study

Academic Direction
School of Advanced Study
Modes of Study

In this course (delivered on the Coursera platform) you will gain insight into the phenomenon of internal displacement, a major humanitarian and development challenge in today’s world. 

About this course

Taking a global perspective, you will learn about who internally displaced persons (IDPs) are and where they come from, as well as delving into the fundamentals of the global protection response for IDPs and potential ‘solutions’ for those who have been internally displaced. The course places you at the centre of the learning experience through engagement with a range of robust and challenging activities, materials and online peer engagement. 

Learners who have completed this course may seek to continue studying on our online Master’s programme in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies. In 2019, this MA was awarded the prestigious Roger Mills Prize for its innovative approach to online learning. That programme builds upon the MOOC experience, delivering a fully accredited Master’s degree in an online learning environment

Learn about who internally displaced persons (IDPs) are and where they come from