Taught course

International Humanitarian Affairs

University of York · Department of Health Sciences

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Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have at least an upper second-class (2:1) honours degree or the international equivalent in an appropriate subject. However, we are willing to consider applications from those who do not have the appropriate qualifications but have suitable humanitarian and development experience through working with the United Nations, international humanitarian and development organisations, government authorities, community-based groups or local charities.

Months of entry


Course content

Engage with the philosophical and theoretical emergence of the concepts of humanitarianism

‌‌We offer an opportunity for you to explore fast-changing, contemporary debates over the theory, policy and practice of humanitarian affairs. You will have the opportunity to network with like-minded experts, academics and policymakers from around the world who are responding to disasters, conflicts and complex political emergencies.

This is an online course.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Jo Rose
+44 (0)1904 321321