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Distance Learning MSc in International Humanitarian Affairs (2 years, part-time)

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Explore the changing nature of humanitarianism in this unique course, taught entirely online.

‌‌We offer an opportunity for you to explore fast-changing, contemporary debates over the theory, policy and practice of humanitarian affairs. You will have the opportunity to network with like-minded experts, academics and policymakers from around the world who are responding to disasters, conflicts and complex political emergencies.

Course content

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, policy makers and practitioners in the field of humanitarian affairs.

Fee information

£4,980.00 per year.

How to register

Apply online: https://www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/apply?course=DPMINTSHUM1