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The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute

University of ManchesterThe Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) is a University of Manchester research institute. HCRI conducts rigorous research on the impact and outcomes of contemporary and historical crises, and provides postgraduate training for undergraduates and professionals interested in the humanitarian sector.

As 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.

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.

Postgraduate taught (MA/MSc)
The Humanitarian and Conflict Response InstituteMA Humanitarianism and Conflict Response
This 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
The course is designed for participants who want to develop both theoretical and practical management skills in preparation, response and recovery from natural and man-made disasters. The core curriculum combines the development of practical analysis skills to support emergency management policies with an understanding of ethical issues in global humanitarian actions.

Global Health (Online programmes)
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 credits earned by students on the PG Certificate will be transferrable to other academic institutions, or can be used to progress onto the PG Diploma and then complete a MSc in Global Health.

MSc Disaster Management: Resilience, Response and Relief (Online programme)
Our online MSc Disaster Management: Resilience, Response and Relief is developed in collaboration with the School of Nursing (SN) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). Underpinned by a multidisciplinary approach, the programme enables graduates to conduct theoretical and practical analysis as well as evaluation to support disaster management and humanitarian action in global health contexts. Graduates will be equipped to work and become leaders in the fields of disaster management, humanitarianism, and related fields. This programme will further enhance students’ personal and professional development and provide important collaborative links globally.

Postgraduate research (PhD)
PhD programme in Humanitarian 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 2018/19 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.

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