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MSc Health in Humanitarian Crises

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October 2024

Programme Duration

2-5 years (MSc and PGDip) | 1-5 years (PGCert)

Academic Direction
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Modes of Study

This practice-focused master's in Health in Humanitarian Crises will equip you with the specific knowledge and skills you need to work in this field. Taught by experienced practitioners and experts, you'll examine multi-faceted and current health problems rooted in real-life humanitarian crisis scenarios.

Key features

  1. A mark of excellence

    Benefit from a degree developed by world-leading academic staff at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), an institution at the forefront of global health for over 120 years – from pioneering work on vaccines to making the first link between smoking and lung cancer.

  2. Boost your career prospects

    Gain the skills you need to advance or launch your career in humanitarian health, be it as a practitioner, policymaker or researcher. You’ll develop your knowledge and understanding of the core disciplines in public health and develop the critical and evaluative skills to make sound scientific and ethical judgements.

  3. Study online anywhere in the world

    Fit your studies around your commitments and pursue an internationally recognised degree without putting your life on hold. Continue to build your career momentum while gaining the knowledge and skills to unlock future opportunities. Benefit from comprehensive study materials written specifically for the programmes by leading experts.

  4. Unlock a wealth of study resources

    Access interactive computer sessions, study guides, past examination papers and more via the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Receive personalised assignment feedback, tutorial support and discuss course material with other students through the online discussion forums.

  5. Join our global network of alumni

    After you graduate, you'll continue to enjoy a lifelong link to the University of London, with benefits including global alumni events and free online courses. You'll join a distinguished community of alumni around the world, which includes Nobel prize-winners and leaders in law, finance, humanities and other fields.

MSc Health in Humanitarian Crises
Develop your knowledge and skills to improve the health of populations and communities that are affected by humanitarian crises. (Photo credit: Egbert Sondorp, LSHTM)

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  • October 2024 - application deadline closes