Department profile

Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute

Institution
The University of Manchester
Edition
2019/20 edition

About Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute

As a leading global centre for the study of humanitarianism, conflict responses, global health, international disaster management and peacebuilding, we offer an unrivalled learning environment for students interested in pursuing careers in humanitarian aid or research.

Our community includes medical students and humanitarian professionals from a range of backgrounds. The learning experience in Manchester is enhanced by a range of other options, such as field work, placements and more.

Our courses and how to apply

We have a range of postgraduate courses, aimed at both those wishing to enter into a career in disaster management and humanitarian response and those who are already working in the field looking to further their knowledge and theory based understanding. Our courses offerings are:

  • MA Humanitarianism and Conflict Response
  • MSc Disaster Management (Resilience, Response and Relief)
  • MSc International Disaster Management
  • LEAP programme in Humanitarian Practice (PGCert/PGDip/MSc)
  • Global Health (PGCert/PGDip/MSc)

Visit our course page for full programme information, entry requirements and information on how to apply.

Future career prospects

There are numerous possibilities for graduates of the subject areas of disaster management and humanitarian response. The general and academic skills acquired on our courses are welcomed by a broad spectrum of employers including:

  • International organisations (for example the UN and the EU)
  • International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
  • Non-governmental organisations (NGOs)

Through partnerships with NGOs, industry bodies and policy-makers we are able to make a meaningful impact in the field and reach many key humanitarian decision-makers internationally.

Our experienced colleagues are members of various boards and advisory groups and we have a number of affiliated staff and contacts who also contribute to the dissemination of our work. Read more about the University’s careers service.

English language support

The University Language Centre (ULC) has over 30 years’ experience of running English language courses for international students. These courses are accredited by the British Council.

An overall grade of 6.5 in IELTS is required or 93+ in the TOEFL iBT with a minimum writing score of 23. If you have obtained a different qualification, please check our English language requirements to ensure that it is accepted and equivalent to the above requirements.

Fees, funding and costs

As a postgraduate student, you can apply for bursaries, loans, awards, scholarships and funding to support your studies. Visit our website to find out about the different funding available.

How to apply

For full information on our taught master’s admissions process, see the University of Manchester website. Deadline dates per course, where applicable, are available on HCRI’s website.

Manchester

Originally shaped by its success during the industrial revolution of the 19th century, Manchester’s strong, pioneering character endures today – only now its achievements also include shaking up the music scene, nurturing artistic creativity and hosting international sporting events.

Never content to live on past glories, Manchester is a city that looks to the future with a passion for progress, and warmly invites you to share in its vision and vitality.

And this warmth is one of Manchester's trademarks: voted the top UK city to live in for 2018 (based on The Economist's Global Liveability Index) and one of the ten friendliest cities in the world by Rough Guides readers, there's not a moment to lose to go out and explore this busy, buzzing and modern metropolis.

Accommodation

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Contact details

Email
hcri@manchester.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 3718
Address
Room C1.49
Ellen Wilkinson Building
Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9PL
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