Taught course

Health in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh · School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Relevant professional or practical experience is essential. Successful completion of a relevant degree or an equivalent qualification. modules in areas of interest.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course is for people who have an interest in the humanitarian response to complex emergencies. Participants will examine the complex policy and practice issues in diverse settings affected by conflict or countries emerging from conflict. Emphasis will be given to: the concepts of vulnerability and resilience of individuals, households and their interaction with health and social structures in the context of forced migration; the range of actors involved in humanitarian assistance; the alternative approaches to psychosocial protection of individuals and communities. The objective is to identify needs of diverse stakeholders and formulate effective and appropriate programmatic responses.

Information for international students

If you do not hold a recent, acceptable English language qualification you will be required to take an IELTS test receiving an overall score of 6.0 and no individual component score below 5.5.

Fees and funding

UK students
£710 per 15 credit module
International students
£1,430 per 15 credit module

This course does NOT receive any NHS or SAAS funding, the majority of students self fund their studies or apply for a Professional Career Development Loan. http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/AdultLearning/FinancialHelpForAdultLearners/CareerDevelopmentLoans/index.htm

International Funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
4 months
part time
24-48 months

Course contact details

Suzanne Fustukian
+44 (0) 131 474 0000