MSc Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development – scholarships and bursaries available to those eligible

  • South West, All EnglandSouth West, All England


Throughout this course, you’ll explore the core challenges of conflict and humanitarian crises, using real-world case studies and research from across the planet.

This is a two-year, flexible course that mixes distance learning with face-to-face residential visits in Bath. You’ll also have the opportunity to go on a study trip to Jordan. This combination means you can experience actual humanitarian challenges and apply your theoretical learning.

On successful completion of this course, you will leave with:

  • in-depth knowledge of humanitarian and conflict response and development policy and practice, with a focus on examples from the Middle East, West Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia
  • the professional and analytical skills to tackle political, ethical and practical tensions on the ground
  • comprehensive knowledge of sustainable policy solutions that address the needs of those displaced by conflict and natural disasters
  • the skills and knowledge to evaluate diverse perspectives and tools for conflict response and humanitarian action across diverse settings
  • an established professional network for continued knowledge-sharing and effective career development

Build your network

Due to its distance learning format and content, this course generally attracts a diverse, global cohort. This means you’ll be able to learn from the experiences and insights of your classmates during online group sessions and discussions.

During the Residential Weeks, you’ll also meet and work with your cohort and academic staff. This will help you to build a strong professional network to take into your future career.

Graduate prospects

You could go on to work with development or humanitarian NGOs, the United Nations and other inter-governmental organisations, or in conflict or humanitarian advisor roles in government departments such as the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office of the UK government. You could also progress to doctoral studies.

  • Graduates from this course have gone on to secure roles such as:
  • Humanitarian Field Officer, UNHCR
  • Women’s Development Coordinator at The Connection
  • EU Partnerships and Advocacy Officer at the British Council
  • Founder of The Washing Machine Project

Scholarships and bursaries

You could be considered for a bursary or scholarship to help you study at Bath.

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Who is eligible to apply?

UK and International students

University of Bath Campus

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