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You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above.
To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject such as development studies, human or political geography, sociology, area studies, politics, political economy, economics or international relations.
We will also consider graduates with an undergraduate degree in other subjects where you have relevant professional experience.
We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.
If you first language is not English but within the last 2 years you completed your degree in the UK you may be exempt from our English Language requirements.
Months of entry
Develop a critical understanding of conflict and humanitarian crises in this distance learning course. Gain skills in peacebuilding and humanitarian response.
This course addresses the core global challenges of conflict and humanitarian crises, with a practical focus on the tools and approaches that can respond to these challenges. You will examine in-depth the complexities involved in resolving conflict and promoting peace. Additionally, you will also explore sustainable policy solutions that address the needs of those displaced by conflict and natural disasters.
Drawing on case studies from the Middle East, North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, you will learn how the practical and policy-related challenges of responding to conflict and humanitarian crises play out in specific contexts.
You will leave this course with:
- in-depth knowledge of humanitarian conflict response, and development policy and practice
- the professional and analytical skills to tackle political, ethical and practical tensions on the ground
- the skills and knowledge to evaluate diverse perspectives and tools for conflict response and humanitarian action across different settings
- an established professional network for continued knowledge-sharing and effective career development
The course is designed for those who already work in the field of humanitarian and conflict response, and recent graduates who aspire to do so. Graduates of the course could go on to work, or progress further, in this field.
Learning and teaching
The course is delivered in an inspiring format, that combines:
- highly structured and interactive online content
- face-to-face learning and networking at short residentials in Bath (compulsory) and Jordan (optional)
- intensive support from expert Bath academics throughout
This course provides an excellent background for those wishing to pursue a career in humanitarian, conflict response, or peacebuilding. It is equally relevant to those already working in the humanitarian and conflict fields, seeking to advance their careers with a deeper level of specialist knowledge.
You could go on to work with development or humanitarian NGOs, the United Nations and other inter-governmental organisations, or in conflict or humanitarian advisor roles in government departments such as DFID. You could also progress onto doctoral studies.
Graduates from this course have gone on to secure roles such as:
- Assessment Officer (Humanitarian Situation Monitoring) at REACH Initiative
- Women’s Development Coordinator at The Connection
- EU Partnerships and Advocacy Officer at the British Council
- Founder of The Washing Machine Project
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time24 months
- Distance learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Taught Postgraduate Admissions
- +44 (0)1225 385 115