Taught course

Disaster Healthcare (Online Delivery)

University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

Applicants must have an:

Honours degree or

a postgraduate diploma in a relevant subject or

a recognised equivalent qualification.

IELTS 6.5 is required for non-English speakers.

Applications are welcome from healthcare and social welfare professionals, community health workers, NGO staff, healthcare managers and logisticians.

Usual accreditation of prior and experiential learning (APEL)/accreditation of prior and certificated learning (APCL) requirements apply.

Months of entry


Course content

This distinctive online Masters in Disaster Healthcare is the only course of its kind in the UK and is aimed at experienced healthcare professionals working in the humanitarian field, or those who aspire to do so. A key element of the MSc Disaster Healthcare is its strong international and trans-cultural focus. This degree involves studying via distance learning, plus an annual two-week residential summer school at the beginning of the course.
You will study the key areas of theory and practice that are relevant to healthcare in complex humanitarian disasters, from resilience and response to mitigation and recovery. The MSc Disaster Healthcare course will prepare you to provide high quality care to vulnerable populations in conflict zones, and disaster emergencies through humanitarian assistance. You will also develop your knowledge on how to reduce disaster risks and improve public health.
For more detailed information on course content and teaching please see the website.

Fees and funding

For full funding information please see the website.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36 months

Course contact details

Enquiries & Admissions
03455 76 77 78