Research course

Post-war Recovery Studies

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

Entry requirements

The course is open to all those applicants with a good first degree (2:1 and above) and/or a distinguished field experience record. Those who complete the MA in Post-war Recovery Studies will be eligible to undertake further original research at the University of York leading to MPhil or DPhil. Practising professionals may also elect to participate in specific modules or components as short courses, rather than undertaking the complete degree. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.

Months of entry


Course content

Classes are taught by world renowned academics, policy makers & practitioners. There are four separate class-taught modules, and students are supported throughout the year by the academic staff at the PRDU.

The MA in Post-war Recovery Studies brings together experienced humanitarian professionals and less experienced students, thus creating opportunities for students to share wisdom while being challenged by more theoretically-minded, technologically savvy and idealistic coursemates

The course provides accessible, professionally relevant, multi-disciplinary focus on issues of planning and management of reconstruction after war, humanitarian intervention in complex emergencies, and peacebuilding; the overall aim is to train a multi-disciplinary body of professionals in the analytical, planning and management skills required to propose, design and execute recovery programmes.

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration

MA by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 323568