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University of Manchester
The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute

University of ManchesterThe Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) is a leading global centre for the study of humanitarianism, conflict responses, global health, international disaster management and peacebuilding, we offer an unrivalled learning environment for students interested in pursuing careers in humanitarian aid or research.

Part of the The University of Manchester, we conduct rigorous research on the impact and outcomes of contemporary and historical crises, and provide postgraduate training for undergraduates and professionals interested in the humanitarian sector.

By bringing together medicine and humanities, our programmes offer an inclusive approach to humanitarian education that mirrors the reality of aid operations and informs both analytical and applied disciplines.

Our courses and how to apply
We have a range of postgraduate courses, aimed at both those wishing to enter into a career in disaster management and humanitarian response and those who are already working in the field looking to further their knowledge and theory based understanding. Our courses offerings are:

Postgraduate taught (MA/MSc)
MA Humanitarianism and Conflict Response
The Humanitarian and Conflict Response InstituteThis multidisciplinary degree course focuses on response to crises originating from both conflict-zones and natural disasters. Bringing together the study of medicine and humanities, the course provides an inclusive approach that mirrors the reality of aid operations and informs the reflexive processes of both analytical and applied disciplines. Students will be able to draw synergies from an exceptionally wide breadth of disciplinary traditions and research expertise.

MSc International Disaster Management
This course is designed for participants who are interested in critically analysing key concepts in disaster management theory, research, policy and practice, including vulnerability, governance, disaster risk reduction and enhancing resilience to disasters through prevention, preparedness, response and recovery efforts. Students will study a core curriculum that brings together the realms of disaster risk reduction, sustainable development and humanitarian action.

MSc International Disaster Management and Humanitarian Response (online) 
This fully online master's programme will provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to respond to and help prevent disasters. 
Students will learn to conduct theoretical and practical analysis, as well as evaluation to support disaster management and humanitarian action in global health contexts. The course offers flexible online study that enables part-time students to obtain a master's degree without residency and boundary restrictions. 

MSc Global Health (Online programme)
The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) at The University of Manchester is proud to collaborate with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to deliver this world-class online Postgraduate Diploma in Global Health. Working closely with IFRC we have been able to incorporate their rich source of practical insights into the course content thus providing students with real life case studies from one of the world's largest social movement. The flexibility of this course means students are able to exit after year one with a PG Certificate, year two with a PG Diploma and year three with a full MSc.

MSc Humanitarian Practice (blended learning)
Our MSc in Humanitarian Practice course is part of the Leadership Education Academic Partnership (LEAP) programme, delivered jointly with Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières.

Focusing on a wide range of humanitarian issues, this course offers a thorough investigation of the agents of change in the humanitarian field. The blended nature of this course promotes lifelong learning.

It brings together the disciplines of epidemiology, history, politics, anthropology, development studies, international relations, public health, management and humanitarian medicine, as well as the expertise of academics and leading practitioners.

Postgraduate research (PhD)
PhD programme in Humanitarianism and Conflict Response
Our 3 year structured Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme are inspired by the need to conduct rigorous, in-depth research and analysis on the impact and outcomes of contemporary and historical crises. Combining action research and reflective, practice-inspired pedagogy will give postgraduate researchers a broad and well-rounded understanding of fundamental issues in humanitarianism and conflict responses.

Funding for 2019/20 entry
There are a range of awards on offer for both Home/EU and Overseas students at PhD and Masters level. HCRI fees and funding.

Available courses

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