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University of York: International Humanitarian Affairs

Institution University of York
Department Health Sciences
Telephone 01904 321321
Study type Taught


Our team brings expertise from Sub-Saharan and West Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America and experience of responding in real-time to tsunamis, earthquakes, floods, civil conflicts and many other disasters. They are conducting research and practice-oriented projects in most disaster and conflict affected countries in collaboration with the UN, INGOs, national governments and communities to challenge policy and practice to be effective, efficient and relevant.

This course will enable you to:

develop how you understand and respond to humanitarian needs in complex operational contexts such as violent conflict, natural hazards and political crises examine and analyse contemporary issues, challenges and dilemmas using social, political, cultural, economic and environmental perspectives, lived experience of crisis-affected communities and changing policy debates as well as the technical approaches of the main humanitarian sectors gain advanced academic and policy skills and learn how to use theory to maintain good practice experience teaching led by a dedicated team of academic staff, policymakers and practitioners in the field of humanitarian affairs.


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