The Humanitarian Action and Peacebuilding master's degree is for practitioners already working in these fields and in related areas. Designed and delivered jointly with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the Humanitarian Action and Peacebuilding master's gives you access to resources and support from both institutions online and in the field through UN missions. And we use the knowledge and expertise of the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP). A flexible and user-friendly online learning environment enables you to learn from your workplace. During the course you will:
- investigate cutting-edge issues in the field
- propose innovative tools
- reflect on current field practices
- broaden your perceptions
- develop and refine the hard and soft skills needed to work effectively.
Our course is based on self-led learning. You'll engage with strong interactive teaching tools and peer-to-peer learning. Our teaching methods include:
- online lectures
- action research
- experience sharing
- discussions with key practitioners
- critical reflection on practices.
- develop new knowledge based on the specifics of humanitarian action and peacebuilding
- improve related practices
The programme is open to all candidates who fulfil at least one of the following conditions: hold an approved honours degree (or equivalent) at 2:1 or above in a relevant discipline, and preferably some experience in the field of humanitarian action and peacebuilding or related fields hold a relevant recognised diploma and/or certified professional qualification and 3 to 5 years' experience in humanitarian action and peacebuilding or related fields have substantial and proven field experience (minimum 10 years) in humanitarian action, peacebuilding and related fields. In exceptional circumstances, where applicants can show that they have qualifications or experience or both that demonstrate that they have knowledge and capabilities equivalent to those listed above, they may be admitted onto the course.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each component
If English is not your first language then, please see here for our requirements and accepted alternative English language qualifications
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£5000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£5000||Year 1|