Taught course

MSc 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.


All applicants that meet the relevant requirements will be invited for an

(time slots to be confirmed in advance).

International students
Please note there will be 2 interviews in the process of your application - one for course entry and a separate one for CAS which is related to your visa and entry in UK.

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.

To support humanitarian and healthcare practitioners' mental wellbeing during the pandemic, the MSc Humanitarian Interventions Distance Learning course has put together a wellbeing portal

bringing 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.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course.

Fees and funding

UK students
11,760£ per year
International students
11,760£ per year


Full Time- 11,760£ per year

Part Time- 1,960£ per 30 credit module


Full Time- 11,760£ per year

Part Time- 1,960£ per 30 credit module

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

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