Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Conflict, Social Development and Health

This course is for people who have an interest in the complex policy and practice issues in diverse settings affected by conflict or countries emerging from conflict; emphasis will be given to: the concepts of vulnerability and resilience of individuals; households and their interaction with health and social structures in the context of forced migration; and the range of actors involved during the humanitarian crisis and transitional period; the alternative approaches to psychosocial protection of individuals and communities; the objective is to identify needs of diverse stakeholders and formulate effective and appropriate programmatic responses.

Entry requirements

Relevant professional or practical experience is essential; successful completion of a relevant degree or an equivalent qualification.

Course modules

Modules include: policy and practice in complex emergencies; psychosocial interventions for displaced populations; gender, health and development; HIV and development; independent study; project design and management.

Assessment methods

Assignments; action plans; projects.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 680 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
PgCert Part-time £ 1,200 per Credit module (overseas fees) 2 years
PgCert Full-time £ 680 per Module (home fees) 4 months
PgCert Full-time £ 1,200 per Module (overseas fees) 4 months
PgCert Full-time £ 680 per Module (EU fees) 4 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh Edinburgh EH21 6UU Scotland

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