Global Humanitarian Studies at UCL (University College London) - UCAS

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.

How to apply

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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 4.

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £25900 Year 1
International £25900 Year 1
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

Additional fee information

For information about tuition fees please visit our dedicated webpage for more details: The fees indicated above are for undergraduate entry in the 2024/25 academic year. Fees will be higher for those commencing study in the academic year 2025/26 or later. UCL reserves the right to increase its UK fees in line with the government policy (including on an annual basis for each year of study during a programme). Overseas fees are fixed at the rate of entry, the fees indicated above will be charged to 2024/25 entrants for each year of study on the programme.
Global Humanitarian Studies at UCL (University College London) - UCAS