Taught course

Humanitarianism and Conflict Response

The University of Manchester · Graduate School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree with a minimum classification of Second Class Honours, or its international equivalent. We will consider graduates from all disciplines as the programme is interdisciplinary. Each application is judged on its own merits. Exceptions to formal entry requirements will be considered if an applicant has relevant professional or work experience, and can demonstrate an aptitude to postgraduate research. Please contact the HCRI for further guidance.

Months of entry


Course content

This multidisciplinary degree course focuses on response to crises originating from both conflict-zones and natural disasters. Bringing together the study of medicine and humanities, the course provides an inclusive approach that mirrors the reality of aid operations and informs the reflexive processes of both analytical and applied disciplines. Students will be able to draw synergies from an exceptionally wide breadth of disciplinary traditions and research expertise.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to obtain: Overall IELTS score of 7.0 to include a writing score of 7.0, or 620 in the TOEFL written test or 260 in the computerised TOEFL (including 5 in TWE) or 103 in the internet-based TOEFL

Fees and funding

Visit the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute website for information on available scholarships and bursaries

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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