Taught course

Humanitarian Intervention

University of East London · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:2 Honours.

We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

Months of entry


Course content

This ground-breaking MSc course offers online training for people working in humanitarian organisations, wherever they are in the world.

Our distance learning course is aimed at people who are currently, or hope to be, engaged in humanitarian work in any country and who want the skills and knowledge to offer psychosocial support.

This involves helping people to maintain their positive psychological development in the face of challenges - often traumatic - being posed by their social environment.

Once you have completed this course you will be able to support others within your organisation, whether or not you are part of an established human resources department.

As well as 'helping the helpers', you will be equipped to offer direct psychosocial guidance to people who have suffered, or who continue to suffer, from the effects of a natural or man-made catastrophe such as famine, flood, epidemic or war.

This degree has been included on the Save the Children curriculum and has been recognised by the world-leading organisation as a humanitarian learning pathway.

To support humanitarian and healthcare practitioners' mental wellbeing during the pandemic, the MSc Humanitarian Interventions Distance Learning course has put together a wellbeing portalbringing together a range of internal and external resources for support.

As part of the portal the course is also putting together a webinar series with the participation of our current students and alumni, to offer live sessions on topics relating to mental wellbeing. These contributions to the webinars foster students' professional development and enhance their experience and competence in the field. £11,400

Information for international students

English language requirements - overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Applicant Relations
+44 (0) 208 223 3333