MSc Humanitarian Studies
Programme Outline The programme reviews historical and current policies and practice in humanitarian assistance, analyses the effect of war, natural disasters and the international economy on social dislocation, health and wellbeing, investigates the evidence base for current operational guidelines and explores novel approaches in responding to the challenges of today's humanitarian problems. Opportunities for in-depth study include regional and country case studies and a choice of modules addressing specific aspects of humanitarian interventions. In addition, the programme offers participants an opportunity to develop and undertake a research project, usually overseas, in an area of special interest indicated by client Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), International Organisations (IOs) or National Ministries.
The curriculum has been designed to take account of current national and international priorities and policies in the field of Humanitarian Studies. It aims to:
•Open to graduates with at least six months' humanitarian assistance or developing countries' professional experience •Non-graduates, who are suitably qualified by higher study or research, and applicants with considerable satisfactory work experience with humanitarian / development organisations and evidence of appropriate in-service training will also be considered •'Field' experience is desirable but not essential •Available to Intercalating Medics
Partial Scholarships available - scholarship information sent out after reaching "Conditional Offer" stage in the applications process. For further details on scholarships, please visit the scholarships page - /learning--teaching/applying-to-lstm/scholarships/
Career Opportunities Many alumni of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine hold prominent positions in health ministries, universities, hospitals and international organisations throughout the world. Graduates are competitively placed to begin PhD programmes, seek employment as research assistants, work in developing countries with a wide variety of employers, or return to previous employers with enhanced knowledge and skills with which to advance their existing careers. This programme aims to strengthen links between academic institutions and operational humanitarian organisations. The skills, knowledge and understanding of humanitarian issues gained during the programme equip graduates to practise at a senior level in NGOs, IOs and Ministries involved in the prevention of and response to humanitarian crises.