University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Humanitarianism and Conflict Response

This course focuses on response to crises originating from both conflict-zones and natural disasters; bringing together the study of medicine and humanities provides a holistic approach, which mirrors the reality of aid operations and informs the reflexive processes of both analytical and applied disciplines; students are able to draw synergies from an exceptionally wide breadth of disciplinary traditions and research expertise.

Entry requirements

An Upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or the overseas equivalent; students whose 1st language is not English are required to hold IELTS 7.0; or 600 TOEFL paper-based or 250 computer-based.

Course modules

Modules include: Humanitarianism and conflict response: inquiries; humanitarian responses to crises: case studies; performance in theory and practice; border-crossings: comparative cultures of diaspora; the history of humanitarian aid; memory: translation, media and intercultural relations; english as a global language; reconstruction and development; conflict analysis; fundamentals of epidemiology.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

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