Study Humanitarian Policy and Practice at UCL – funding options available

  • London, All EnglandLondon, All England


Preventing and responding to humanitarian emergencies is a growing global priority. Conflict, environmental disasters, pandemics, and the growing impacts of climate change demand new understanding and new ways of working to respond effectively and ethically.

The Humanitarian Policy and Practice MSc at UCL will equip you with the analytical and evaluative skills to interpret, analyse and respond to the complex situations in which humanitarian crises arise.

Based in UCL’s world-leading Faculty of Population Health Sciences, the core of your learning will be related to improving humanitarian policy and practice with the goal of saving lives and preventing health crises.

You will:

  • Gain the interdisciplinary skills to make complex decisions that consider geo-political, social, cultural, environmental, health and other factors.
  • Critically reflect on humanitarian policies, practices, and politics in the past and present.
  • Work with operational humanitarian organisations on real-life challenges that shape policy-making processes and operational humanitarian response.

Enhance your career

As a graduate, you will be well placed to pursue implementation, advisory and research roles with governmental departments, non-governmental organisations, and civil society and community networks that are engaged in different aspects of humanitarian policy formulation and response.

Funding opportunities

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