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Applications will normally be open to candidates who fulfil at least one of the following requirements:
- hold an approved undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline
- hold a relevant recognised diploma or professional qualification in a relevant discipline (eg human rights, development practice, humanitarianism, architecture, planning, environmental psychology, public health, geography, public administration)
- hold substantial and proven field experience (in potential replacement of a degree qualification) within a relevant area, eg with an NGO.
English language requirements
If your first language is not English you will require a minimum academic IELTS score of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in all components.
An equivalent English language qualification acceptable to the University.
Months of entry
Our Shelter after Disaster course provides you with the knowledge to understand and discuss the essential components of shelter response after a disaster.
Safe shelter is a critical need immediately after a natural disaster. This course aims to develop reflective practitioners who can combine:
- understanding of practical strategic issues of development and emergency practice
- an appreciation of the wider political context in which they operate.
You will learn about development and humanitarian practice. AS well as the role of the practitioner intervening in post disaster reconstruction.
We have developed good relationships with agencies working in the shelter field. Occasionally we can offer you internship possibilities within these organisations.
The course is suitable for students with technical as well as non-technical backgrounds. There is no need to have any previous knowledge in building, construction, architecture or engineering.
Information for international students
Pathways courses for international and EU students
We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.
Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.
If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time4 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- +44 (0) 1865 484848