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Humanitarian; Disasters and Emergencies: Response and Recovery

University of Huddersfield

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Credits

  • Location

    University of Huddersfield

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    05-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About the course

The course is designed for people from clinical and non-clinical backgrounds who are currently working in, or aim to work in, the humanitarian field. Humanitarian workers find themselves operating in complex and diverse environments due to conflict and natural disasters. This course aims to equip you with the understanding, knowledge and skills to evaluate, plan and implement projects in the humanitarian setting.

  • The course hosts international and UK students from both clinical and non-clinical backgrounds.
  • You will be taught by highly experienced lecturers with backgrounds in humanitarian aid and international development.
  • A multidisciplinary approach to teaching will be used in order to maximise learning. Lectures from the Business School, the School of Law, Biological Sciences and Human and Health Sciences feed into this course.
  • The course uses a case study approach to teaching in order to maximise your participation and learning.

You will develop a deep understanding of the many issues related to humanitarian and disasters management including, political economy, ethical and legal issues, the historical context of humanitarian aid, planning and risk management, the impact of environmental disasters and working with refugees. This course provides the theoretical underpinning which is necessary for anyone working, or planning to work, in this field.

Teaching and assessment:

Teaching is delivered through a range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials. Assessment will be through one piece of coursework.

Your module specification/module handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria for this module.

Career support

Graduates of the course may go on to work in the field of policy, for national and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs), government health services and multinational organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

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University information

University of Huddersfield

  • University League Table

    53rd

  • Campus address

    University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, Kirklees, HD1 3DH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    52nd out of 86 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    106 51%

    59th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    22nd

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