UCL (University College London)

Degree level: Undergraduate

Global Humanitarian Studies

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Course summary

BSc Global Humanitarian Studies aims to educate and train future generations of humanitarian leaders in the theory and practice of humanitarian action. The programme, unique in the UK, will equip you with the knowledge that cuts across disciplines, critical, analytical and research skills and core competencies, grounded in practice in the field, to anticipate evolving and emerging humanitarian threats and manage widening vulnerability and crises response. You will study a broad range of subject areas, including: • Inequality, social justice and ethics • Conflict and migration • Aid economics • Climate change impacts • Natural hazards • Health emergencies • Framing public policy • Social anthropology • Humanitarian crises response • Strategic planning and logistics • Data analysis and interpretation • Managing organizations and projects The Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) leads the BSc Global Humanitarian Studies programme and leads the UCL Humanitarian Institute, with key partners who include the Institute for Global Health, Institute of Education, School of Management and Departments of Anthropology and Statistical Science. This provides an exciting environment for you to engage both across UCL and through our extensive external links. As a student, you will be encouraged to join our active seminar series on international development, specialised masterclasses (for instance on schools and health), high-profile public meetings and the networking events we host. For instance, previous speakers have included high-level policymakers, UN managers who tackled Ebola and front-line workers in conflict zones.

Course details

How to apply

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If you already have a 2021 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

English Language and Mathematics at grade C or 5. For UK-based students, a grade C or 5 or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs

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Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

For information about tuition fees please visit our dedicated webpage for more details: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/undergraduate/fees-funding. UCL will confirm fees for those commencing study in the academic year 2021/22 on our webpage in the coming months. Fees will be higher for those commencing study in the academic year 2021/22 or later. UCL reserves the right to increase its UK/EU fees in line with government policy (including on an annual basis for each year of study during a programme). Overseas fees are fixed at the rate of entry, so the fees for 2021/22 once published will be charged for each year of study on the programme.
Global Humanitarian Studies at UCL (University College London) - UCAS