Taught course

Global Health

The University of Manchester · The University of Manchester

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a Lower Second Class Bachelor's degree or the overseas equivalent although each application is judged on its own merits and exceptions to this entry requirement may be made. Applicants who do not have a Bachelor's degree or the overseas equivalent may apply if they can demonstrate (via a personal statement) that they can communicate clearly, are highly motivated, and have experience of prior learning.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme covers issues related to the worldwide improvement of health, the reduction of disparities, and protection against global threats that disregard national borders and is unique in bringing together the study of emergency medicine, disaster management, community health, anthropology and sociology of health and illness in an online format. As such it offers both a practical means of study and an inclusive approach which mirrors the reality of health interventions within a humanitarian context.

IFRC have cooperated closely so that HCRI could incorporate their rich source of practical insights into the course content thus providing students with real life case studies from one of the world's largest social movement.

HCRI at The University of Manchester is widely recognised as being a leading international research institute focusing on the study of humanitarianism and conflict response. Directed by Dr Rony Brauman, former President of MSF France and currently Director of HCRI, Associate Professor at L'Institut d'Études Politiques, Paris, and Director of Research at the MSF Foundation, Paris. our Institute is inspired by the need to conduct rigorous research and to support postgraduate training on the impact and outcomes of contemporary and historical crises. We embrace this opportunity to develop a scholarly and professional agenda for humanitarians around the world.

Students will have access to leading multi-disciplinary academics and practitioners including Dr Brauman and Professor Tony Redmond OBE (Deputy Director of HCRI) who has led medical teams to sudden onset disasters, complex emergencies, and conflicts for over twenty five yearsTony is also Director of the UK International Emergency Trauma Register which aims to improve training and accountability of those who respond to large scale emergencies overseas

For more information about the Online Programmes in Global Health, please visit the HCRI website

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English need to obtain an overall IELTS score of 7.0 including a writing score of 7.0 and a spoken score of 6.5. Where an applicant has not taken IELTS, a statement from the employer will be accepted as evidence of appropriate standard of English.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI)
+44 (0) 161 275 0464