Taught course

Disaster Healthcare

University of South Wales · Faculty of Life Sciences and Education

Entry requirements

Applicants must have an:

  • honours degree; or
  • a postgraduate diploma in a relevant subject; or
  • a recognised equivalent qualification

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

The online Masters in Disaster Healthcare - the only course of its kind in the UK - is aimed at healthcare, armed forces and NGO professionals working in the humanitarian field or aspiring to do so.

It will prepare you to provide high quality care to vulnerable populations in conflict zones, and disaster emergencies through humanitarian assistance.

A key element of the Disaster Healthcare course is its strong international and trans-cultural focus. 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.

You will also develop your knowledge on how to reduce disaster risks and improve public health, and develop skills in public health, research and leadership.

The Disaster Healthcare course involves studying via distance learning, plus an annual two-week residential summer school in the UK or Finland at the beginning of the course.

Information for international students

The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Enquiries and Admissions
03455 76 77 78