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Development and Emergency Practice MA or PGDip or PGCert

Oxford Brookes University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Headington Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


Develop your knowledge, skills and attitudes in the rapidly changing field of development and emergencies with our Development and Emergency Practice course. Explore the relationship between emergencies and development, with a core emphasis on practice.

This course has an international reputation for excellence and is run by the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice.

The course offers three sub-specialisations:

  • Human rights, emergencies and development
  • Disasters, risks, shelter and development
  • Conflict and Humanitarian Action.

You can shape this course to reflect your interests with optional modules. Investigate prevalent study themes:

Refugee experience, conflict transformation, humanitarianism and role of human rights
Global civil society, vulnerabilities caused by climate change and modern development
Design in development and emergency contexts.

This course is ideal for those with, or seeking, careers in:

  • NGOs
  • Humanitarian work
  • Or international development.

Career prospects

The course is an ideal platform for you to develop your career in, or move into, international development and emergency organisations. This course is ideal for those with, or seeking, careers in:

bilateral or multilateral humanitarian, development and human rights agencies
governmental and commercial organisations working in international development.

Our graduates have found senior positions with international development or emergency organisations.

Students can also exit with Pgdip/PgCert awards.

Application deadline

30 June 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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Oxford Brookes University

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  • Campus address

    Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 0BP, England

Oxford is world-famous for its rich history of education and groundbreaking research. It’s also only an hour from London by train.
Oxford Brookes courses give students the fundamental skills and experience needed to succeed in their chosen career and become internationally employable.
A dedicated International Student Advice team can help with everything from visas to work options. Trips are offered, so students can explore the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    55th out of 78 1

    53rd out of 85 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    117 53%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    112 51%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%



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