Taught course

International Humanitarian Affairs

University of York · Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit - PRDU

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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

This dynamic course explores the changing nature of humanitarianism and is interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary in its approach.

‌‌We offer an opportunity for you to engage with the philosophical and theoretical emergence of the concepts of humanitarianism and 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.

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