International Disaster Management and Humanitarian Response at University of Manchester - UCAS

Course summary

As demand grows around a strategic global response to the ever-changing and increasing risks, shocks and conflicts arising from natural and anthropogenic hazards, it is increasingly important that we build an understanding of the root causes of vulnerability to disasters and conflicts as a pathway to addressing such contemporary international problems. BSc International Disaster Management and Humanitarian Response is a multidisciplinary course designed to enhance collaboration amongst natural and social sciences, medicine and the arts. This course seeks to bridge the divide between development, disaster risk management, and peace and conflict studies. As a student you will explore these contemporary issues and challenges through a theoretical lens - both globally and locally in the UK. Through the course you can expect to build research expertise, knowledge and theoretical management skills in disaster preparedness, response and recovery in order to reduce negative impacts on health, social, economic and environmental spheres. You will also focus learning on the causes and consequences of conflict as well as conflict resolution and peacebuilding - again from an international and local perspective. You will find this multidisciplinary course unique as you will be taught by an interdisciplinary team of lecturers, including anthropologists, geographers, political scientists, historians and development scholars. As such, your learning will be truly interdisciplinary and allow you to understand disaster management, humanitarianism and peace building from a multi-disciplinary perspective and an integrated approach to the field. You will also have the opportunity to take optional course units in disciplines such as Geography, Politics, Theology, Languages and Anthropology. This will provide you with wide options to choose from whilst having a grounding in peace and conflict studies, humanitarianism and disaster management. Flexible Honours may allow you to study an additional arts, languages or cultures subject. We also recognise there is great demand from employers in the humanitarian sector for languages. Therefore, up to a third of your degree can be made up of studying languages, such as French, Arabic, German or Russian. Alternatively, you can study for a joint honours degree combining Arabic, Chinese, French or Spanish. Please note this course covers distressing and upsetting topics such as genocide, sexual violence and the impact of conflict on women and children.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University recognises a number of foundation programmes as suitable for entry to this undergraduate programme: Applicants completing the INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester international foundation programme are required to achieve AAB in academic subjects and grade A in the EAP with writing, speaking, listening and reading grade B. Applicants completing the NCUK International Foundation year are required to achieve AAB in academic subjects and grade A in the EAP with writing, speaking, listening and reading grade B. Please read this in conjunction with our A-level requirements, noting any pre-requisite subjects.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)77.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in any one component

All applicants to the University (from the UK and Overseas) are required to show evidence of English Language proficiency. The minimum English Language requirement for this course is: GCSE/iGCSE English Language grade C/4. An acceptable equivalent qualification. Please note that if you hold English as a second language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalent English Language qualificationsor achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above. Please contact the academic School for clarification. The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires that every student from outside the UK and the EU must show evidence of a minimum level of English Language in order to be granted a UK visa (Tier 4 visa) to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. This level is often referred to as the 'B2 level'. Additionally, our individual Schools may ask for specific English Language proficiency levels that are necessary for their academic programmes. In most cases these requirements are likely to be higher than the B2 level.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

We offer five International Excellence Scholarships of £3,000 each per year for high performing international undergraduate students. Scholarships are renewed for each year of full-time study at the University, up to a maximum of three years, and are subject to sustained academic performance. For more information about eligibility criteria and how to apply visit:

International Disaster Management and Humanitarian Response at University of Manchester - UCAS